The First Four Minutes

mass market paperback, 288 pages

English language

Published March 12, 1986 by Ballantine Books.

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In four minutes, you will know if the person you are talking to is someone you're interested in. Yes, it only takes about four minutes to decide. Yet in that brief time, you and your partner will have made an indelible impression on one another. Contact: The First Four Minutes shows you how to make that impression a positive one and to develop the skills that will make you an interesting conversationalist to anyone-from a casual acquaintance to your spouse.

Learn how to: -- Understand confusing signals -- Develop the art of the compliment -- Project your personality while evaluating the potential of strangers -- Use rejection to reach the next step -- Prepare a surefire conversation plan -- And much, much more!

With hints, tips, and practical advice, this insightful guide, written by a practicing psychiatrist, helps you unlock your insecurities and discover a new you with the power …

6 editions


  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Psychology & Psychiatry / Interpersonal Relations
  • Psychology
  • Communication
  • Psychological aspects
  • Self-Help