Never Eat Alone Analysis Essay

Chelsea Joffrion – 7:40pm
Never Eat Alone Concepts Analyzed
In Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi, it ventures into the ways that you as an individual can be successful in any of your aspiring business opportunities. This book shares different concepts that have been discussed throughout our textbook, Understanding Human Communications, as well as during class discussions this semester. Even though this book is more of a guide to people pursuing advice to being successful within the business world, the different skills that were discussed in the different chapters are also very important to building and strengthening relationships in almost any situation, even everyday life! A few of the terms that were talked about were small talk, listening,…

However, the book also tells us that we don’t always listen in the most effective way. Within Never Eat Alone it describes to you a few ways for you to signal to someone who is talking and show them that you’re actually interested and listening to what they have to say. The first step that Ferrazzi tells us that we need to do is to spark the conversation by saying “hello”! When you do this, you’re showing that you’re confident and that youre interested in that person. Some nonverbal cues that you can do as well to show interest in the speaker is to nod your head and keep eye contact. Even asking meaningful questions to the speaker or even laughing at their jokes, also shows that you’re actually listening. Last, but definitely not least, Ferrazzi tells us that one of the most cardinal things that we should remember when meeting someone new and trying to build a relationship with them, is that we should ALWAYS remember that persons name. He states that you should, “visually attach a person’s name to his face,” and then remember to “repeat his name… periodically throughout the conversation” (Ferrazzi, pgs…

Even though the main purpose of Never Eat Alone is to build relationships within a business setting, you can take those concepts and use them to assist you in building relationships with other people that you come across throughout your lifetime in many different…