Does the idea of talking to a lot of people you don't know make you weak in the knees? You may be suffering from mingle-phobia - a secret fear of parties. "The Art of Mingling" will show you how to overcome your fears, meet new people with charm and confidence, and achieve social success at every kind of party - business or pleasure. Filled with dozens of simple techniques, tricks, lines and manoeuvres, "The Art of Mingling" will help you: develop the right mindset for entering a room full of strangers; choose your first mingling target; deliver opening lines that really work; keep the conversation alive and interesting; master the etiquette of escape; circulate with grace and style; use advanced mingling techniques such as body language, accents, props, toasts, and name tags for maximum effect; recover from faux pas - everything from spills and memory lapses to wrong attire; negotiate tough rooms (too crowded, too empty, too "too"); and feel completely at ease at any kind of party.
Jeanne Martinet is the author of "The Faux Pas Survival Guide"; "Getting Beyond Hello"; "Come-Ons," "Comebacks and Kiss-offs"; "Artful Dodging"; and "Truer Than True Romance." She lives, writes, and mingles in New York City.