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
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
There is a mystical aspect to a charismatic personality. People recognize it and respond to it, but often don't know how to describe it or to get it for themselves. Charisma develops as we learn to accept people for who they are (their abilities, talents, skills, attitudes, and opinions) without making judgments about them. If
In today's conversations, slang, vulgarities, and curse words seem to sneak unnoticed into many people's vocabularies. At least, unnoticed by the person speaking! But, you can bet the person listening hears them and it will make a poor impression on that person. You are basically telling the other person that you have no respect for them
If you would like to become powerful, strong, respected, impressive and successful, there are two ways you can make it happen. First, position your information. Communication is most effective when it is purposefully positioned. When you say the right thing at the right time using the right tone of voice, the right facial expressions, and
Good communication can minimize resistance. The way in which you communicate a change to your employees will make a huge difference in how change is either accepted or resisted. A poor approach to take when change is occurring is to speak in generalities. Even worse is not to communicate at all! Rumors will escalate and
Have you ever wondered why certain other people seem to be so confident, charismatic, personable and successful? They seem to receive an inordinate share of attention, approval and love. Some of them are beautiful, some are not; some are easy going, some are not. You may even wonder what the secret is that they have.
It seems like every conversation I have had with someone lately, they have brought up the terrible state of the economy. I've started many conversations this week with the sentence, "No negativity allowed." I refuse to accept the "ain't it awful mentality" of the masses. I know I make my own reality and so do