I'm no Neil Simon,"" admits the shyness-counselor author; so why the lame attempt at conversational choreography? Because shyness results partly from lack of social skills, particularly in initiating or carrying on a conversation, and presumably sample scripts will provide what experience has not. Trouble is, most of the dialogues are stilted, stereotyped, over-classified (as in ""Starting a conversation with someone at the second meeting of a small group program""), or ludicrously unrealistic--as in ""I can't explain it, but whenever you come in I find myself blushing."" The two main conversational suggestions: don't ask a yes or no question, and don't respond with just yes or no. How about, definitely no?