Book Review: Socially Confident in 60 Seconds by Deborah Smith Pegues

Book Review: Socially Confident in 60 Seconds by Deborah Smith Pegues


This book is about how to succeed in social and business life, by tips she provides. She provides practical tips for “navigating any situation”.

Essentially this book is chock-full of information of etiquette and tips on how to navigate life. It has a lot of helpful information, especially for those who weren’t raised on the polite ways to treat other people and the social etiquette in life. Things like opening the door and saying “thank you” should be expected and understood. But Deborah seems to understand that in today’s era, these tips are much needed.

That said, the title I think is just a little misleading. Yes, the information is helpful, but the book is essentially an etiquette book. Everything contained is etiquette and way you are supposed to act in every situation you encounter. So the tips on how to be socially confident in 60 seconds isn’t really a great title. Because nowhere within the pages did it tell you what the formula was that in 60 seconds, you’d be confident.¬†Essentially the confidence comes about by no longer thinking of yourself and your failures, but focusing on others around you.

It was an interesting read, one that after the first few chapters I skimmed through.

I received this complimentary from NetGalley from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.


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