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Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room - Jeanne Martinet I skimmed through this right before reading Never Eat Alone. I thought I would get more of the Art of Mingling, but I found it disappointing. I guess I knew more about the art of mingling techniques than I gave myself credit for. But I didn't think I was much of a mingler. Never eat alone gave me more motivation and reason to not just mingle, but connect, so I got more out of Never Eat Alone.There was only page that I actually turned down the corner of -- which dealt a bit more with the "why". Much of learning to mingle well has to do with overcoming fear; similarly, the basis of tai chi chuan is to let go of tension in the body. Not only does relaxing release the tension, but it is through relaxing that great strength and mastery come. Hardness and resistance are the only real obstacles to success. The point is, whether you just made a bad faux pas or someone was rude to you, etc., you will not be negatively affected if you can employ this important yielding principle. When someone pushed, don't push back; be soft, yield, sink down into your center, and stay relaxed. Go with the flow. ...In tai chi you also learn to "stick" to the other person, to follow his or her lead. You play with your opponent's energy. Think of everyone you meet at the party as your teacher; jam with them; riff with them; dance with them. See how your music goes together. Feel where they are. But always stay centered in yourself. p. 181