Jeanne Martinet
Bestselling Author, Social Interaction Coach


The author of eight books on communication, social mores and social interaction, Jeanne Martinet has shared her humor and mingling know-how on more than a hundred TV and radio shows — including NBC’s “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Morning Edition” and WNYC’s “Leonard Lopate” — and has been featured in dozens of major newspapers and magazines. She is passionate about helping people overcome their social fears and improve the way they connect with others. As The New York Times once wrote, “Ms. Martinet believes in mingling the way some people believe in yoga.”

 

Jeanne (aka “Miss Mingle”) has been invited to speak to a variety of nonprofit organizations and business professionals as well as high school and college students, on topics ranging from how to work any room (and have fun doing it) to the development and maintenance of meaningful relationships. She has also served on panels about writing and book publishing. An accomplished ukulelist and singer, Jeanne’s love of entertaining is evidenced by her ability to engage her audience.

 

Her bestselling book The Art of Mingling has been published in ten countries and has sold more than 150,000 copies in the U.S alone. Jeanne writes a blog for The Huffington Post and lives in New York City.

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The Art of MinglingFun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room
St. Martin’s Griffin

Does the idea of going to a large party make your mouth go dry? Are you more comfortable on Facebook than face-to-face? You're not alone: Ninety percent of the world suffers from minglephobia. Jeanne Martinet has developed a cure-a sure-fire system for overcoming fears and having a great time at any type of business or social gathering.

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Artful DodgingPainless Techniques for Avoiding Anyone, Anytime
St. Martin’s Griffin

The perfect guide for our over-committed, hectic times, Artful Dodging puts an end to all those feeble excuses no one ever believes. It banishes, once and for all, the notion of an invitation you can't refuse. In an almost Kryptonite-like fashion, it helps to break the vice of social obligation that has so many of us in its grip. Yes, it's true: Artful Dodging can set you free.

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Come-Ons, Comebacks, and Kiss-OffsDate Lines Every Woman Needs To Survive Her Search For The Holy Male
St. Martin’s Griffin

Whoever said "First comes love, then comes marriage" was forgetting a slice of living hell we call dating. Happily, women everywhere can now rely on Jeanne Martinet, the mingling maven who's already helped transform hordes of ungainly souls into social swans.In this uniquely useful and funny book, she delivers anecdotes, dead-on insights, and men-tested, ready-to-use lines for every dating situation, no matter how awkward, exciting, unusual, or just plain mortifying.

The Lost Art of Socializing How are the internet and social networking hindering or benefitting our interpersonal relationships? Jeanne believes our face-to-face social muscles are atrophying and that this affects all areas of our lives, business and personal. Fortunately, there are ways – both on an individual and a societal level – to counteract this trend. This thought-provoking talk is not about throwing away our information technology but rather how to avoid the dumb use of smartphones, and retrain ourselves to connect in an authentic way.

How to Overcome your Minglephobia and Work the Room like a Pro An increasing number of people suffer from social anxiety, especially the fear of talking with strangers. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, there is an art to mingling with people you don’t know (or don’t know well). Anyone can learn this art, even the super shy. By using simple techniques, you can fill any awkward silence, recover from any blunder, become a better listener, form new connections and develop important new relationships. Far from being a trivial thing, the art of small talk can lead to big changes in your life. This presentation includes step by step instructions and practical tips which audiences find entertaining as well as very useful.

How to Save Yourself From Drowning In social life, everyone finds themselves in deep water every once in a while. Whether you've inadvertently fallen into a political argument or you’ve just mistaken the host’s new wife for his daughter, there are times when you just want the floor to swallow you up forever. But there is almost always a way to get yourself back onto safe shores. This talk, filled with often hilarious yet all-too-familiar tales of social woe, provides “life raft” recovery methods as well as tips to avoiding the most common conversational catastrophes.

The True Meaning of "Mingling" Our mothers told us not to talk to strangers but that is exactly what we should do – everywhere we can. “Mingling” should not be a term relegated to parties, but is about striking up conversations wherever we are—whether it be in an elevator or waiting in line at the drugstore. We should be aware of the people whose paths cross our own, and make an effort to find out who they are. This talk is a call to action for us to become more engaged with each other as a society.



See Jeanne Martinet’s 3 “Quick and Dirty Tips” for how to mingle like a master.

Check out Jeanne’s work for the Huffington Post.

Read an interview with Jeanne in the  Chicago Tribune.

Listen to Jeanne on  NPR and learn how to “Mingle All the Way Through Holiday Parties.”

Jeanne reveals the secret to mingling on the “Leonard Lopate Show.”

Find out more about Jeanne and follow her on Twitter.

“Ms. Martinet believes in mingling the way some people believe in yoga. To her it is a discipline and form of exercise to be practiced on a regular basis.”
The New York Times

“Boy do I need Jeanne Martinet’s The Art of Mingling: Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room. The book, the 1992 version of which was born when Martinet’s friends asked for tips after they saw her mixing with an entire guest list at a wedding, has been revised for the smartphone generation.”
Library Journal

“Jeanne Martinet, author of The Art of Mingling, is an expert at navigating parties.”
New York Daily News

“Having all my life dreaded social mingling with an ever increasing unease, I will now carry The Art of Mingling with me wherever I go, knowing I will no longer be at a loss for words.”
— J. P. Donleavy

“Martinet has developed techniques for working any event with ease.”
Chicago Tribune

“Jeanne Martinet has come to the rescue of wallflowers everywhere with The Art of Mingling.”
London Daily Mirror

“If your idea of absolute terror is a room full of strangers at a party…then you’d benefit from The Art of Mingling.”
Single Life Magazine

“The Art of Mingling takes the intimidation out of party scenes, whether they are business-related or social.”
Publishers Weekly

Praise For Etiquette for the End of the World:

“When the world comes to an end, I want Jeanne Martinet at my side, giving me dating protocol and telling me how to carry my weapons. Etiquette for the End of the World is brilliant, page-turning fun.”
— Debra Galant, Author of Cars from a Marriage

Etiquette for the End of the World is a funny, charming and knowing look at post-2012 romance.”
— Dalma Heyn, Author of Marriage Shock: The Transformation of Women into Wives

Etiquette For The End of the World has all the pleasures of chick-lit, but deeper ones too, a great deal of fascinating lore about myths and mysteries that alternately comfort us or scare us to death. I’d say this book is a happy meeting between Noel Coward and Nora Ephron, sophisticated, richly humorous, and oddly enough, full of excellent advice for the little apocalypses we encounter every day."
— A.R. Taylor, Author of Sex, Rain and Cold Fusion

Praise For Come-Ons, Comebacks, and Kiss-Offs: “…a witty and insightful dating book disguised as a ‘lines’ book.”
Rocky Mountain News

“…What do you say to get rid of him? Ladies, worry no longer. Jeanne Martinet has the answer in her new book….Martinet offers suggestions for the dating spectrum, from starting a conversation to rejecting a date via fax.”
New York Daily News