Stop bumbling or not getting the interactions you want in social situations.

Read the best networking books and learn how to make a lasting impression naturally.

Check out these 3 books to communicate like a pro.

The cliché that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is actually backward! It doesn’t matter who you know if you don’t know how to nurture those relationships. You’re busy, so we’ve found the best networking books to help you grow your network painlessly — no mixers, no worrying, and no planning a list of boring things to ask — just tiny efforts for you to build valuable relationships.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This book deserves its iconic status. If you only have time to read one book in your life, make sure it’s this one! At the beginning, it will seem as if Carnegie is teaching you basic, common sense principles. As you get further along, you’ll gain new perspectives on how to: make people like you instantly, persuade people to your way of thinking, use encouragement to bring out the best in others, handle conflict in any situation, and create sincere connections wherever you go.

A word of warning: don’t lend this book to anyone — you’ll never get it back!

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How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes

Do you feel that you have zero conversational skills? After reading only a few of Lowndes’ tips, you’ll be equipped to turn small talk into meaningful conversations — in any kind of social setting. No more fidgeting in a corner of the room, starting conversations with overly obvious questions, or taking your leave with a half-embarrassed smile.

The list format makes it easy to skim and revisit tips before your next engagement. Each tip takes two to four pages, so it’s easy to learn and practice one tip each day!