If you are looking for great conversation starters, use questions as your means. Questions are easy because they get the other person talking. They also show that you have taken the time to think about the conversation itself. It’s unlikely you would come up with good questions if you didn’t. This last point is important.
Mentors are people who have more experience than we have and are willing to help and guide us in our development. In many cases, mentors can open doors and introduce us to people we may want or need to know. They usually have nothing to gain by helping us other than their own personal satisfaction.
My friend, Susan RoAne, wrote this article and I enjoyed it so much, I asked permission to share it with you. Author and editor, Michael Korda, wrote that one thing we must have by 40 is a network of people we know. Whether we are twenty four, forty or qualify as members of AARP, the
It seems like every conversation I have had with someone lately, they have brought up the terrible state of the economy. I’ve started off many conversations with my friends this week with the sentence, “No negativity allowed.” I refuse to accept the “ain’t it awful mentality” of the masses. I know that I make my own
Throughout my 25+ years of public speaking and training, there is one question that I get asked more than any other. That question is “How do I say No?” Why do we have trouble with this? When we were children, we didn’t have a problem with it. It is only as we have grown older
You have a right and even a responsibility to be happy. Happiness is a state of mind. Many people let life pass them by because they choose to be unhappy. They sit around complaining, worrying, procrastinating, and gossiping about other people instead of making the most of every day. They talk about the past and
“Of all the languages in the world, the most difficult language to communicate is the language of feelings.” One of the greatest challenges we face daily is the ability to communicate our feelings to another person. At any one time, we are dealing with eight aspects of communication. There is what we mean to say,
Self-introductions are easier than most people think. You tell the other person your name and something about yourself that establishes a commonality with that person. You will introduce yourself in different ways, depending upon the event and the person you are meeting. Think about where you are. What do you have in common with another
Do you have your emotions under control? Are you what someone would call an emotional person? Or, are you unemotional? Some people are acutely aware of their own feelings and equally aware of the feelings of others. There are other people who are incredibly insensitive. Then, there are those who are so wrapped up in
Without even saying a word, you are transmitting a message with your appearance. Your physical presence is the foundation upon which you build your credibility. Analyze and thoughtfully plan how you will present yourself. Is your style on purpose . . . your purpose? Is the message your appearance gives the message you want people