Speak Easy

Connect with Every Conversation

Lou Diamond

What if every conversation you had was a great one?

Sometimes, that promising lead turns out to be a bust. That first date doesn’t lead to a second. The sales pitch fails to land the client. But what if they could? What if you knew the steps to “set up” each conversation to increase the likelihood that you connect, engage and win?

Welcome to Speak Easy. Unlike prohibition-era speakeasies—underground bars with secret knocks, where people spoke quietly to avoid detection—there’s no bathtub gin here. But inside these covers you’ll find some of the best-kept secrets of elite interviewers and conversationalists.

Your host, Lou Diamond, is a storyteller, podcaster and professional speaker who has studied how content can connect and engage audiences. He has analyzed, edited and broken down thousands of interviews and great conversations. Through him, you now have exclusive access to proven strategies, tactics and lessons to make more of your conversations lead to great connections.

Discover the mindset you should strive to be in before, during and after you have a conversation, and how to maximize and continue a great one. Learn how to steer a conversation to connect with prospects; engage with partners, clients and colleagues; and win in business and in life. Find tips, techniques and best practices used by some of the world’s greatest communicators and leaders. Step inside, grab a stool and learn something new.


“Everyone loves a great conversation, yet most people haven’t mastered the art of crafting one. In Speak Easy, Lou Diamond delivers both the ingredients and the method to empower anyone to elevate their conversational competence and influence others with integrity.”

“Lou Diamond has created a masterful handbook on the power and process—and yes, even profit—of meaningful conversations. After reading this, you’ll never be lost for words again.”

“Lou Diamond’s Speak Easy provides us with the road map we need in today’s disconnected world to create relatable conversations in both our professional and personal lives.”


“Engaging conversations are what keep our business relationships thriving. Lou Diamond has written the go-to guide on how to better connect with every conversation you have with prospects, customers and colleagues.”

“From the very first story in the introduction to Speak Easy, I was hooked. This is a quick-witted, fun book that teaches you, step by step, how to be a master conversationalist. The fun stories and ‘speakeasy’ theme kept me turning pages until it was ‘last call’ and I still wanted more. Every desk in America should have this book at easy reach.”

“If you work or socialize with humans at any time, consider Speak Easy an absolute must-read.”


LOU DIAMOND is a highly sought-after speaker, connector, leadership and performance mentor and podcaster. Author of the international bestseller Master the Art of Connecting and CEO of Thrive, Lou has made it his life’s work to help businesses, leaders and brands thrive through the power of connecting. His innovative connecting tactics have helped hundreds of companies across the globe explode their sales, retain their clients and build a thriving culture. Lou’s boundless energy and motivation has inspired audiences to feel they can conquer the world and make tons of great new connections doing it. Connect with Lou and more of his work at ThriveLouD.com. 

ISBN 978-1-77458-185-8
$21.95 CAD $17.95 USD
Published September 27, 2022
5.25 × 8 152 Pages
paperback, ebook, audiobook