Pretend you and I are about to get married in one hour – and you know all about me, but I know nothing about you (it was an arranged marriage). Of course, I want to know everything about you before we get hitched. I’m going to ask you questions about all of the following – can you answer them quickly? Take some time answering this list if you can. […]
It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to figure out that good communicators typically have good personalities. Do you possess all the traits of a good communicator? Most people do not – but that doesn’t mean you can’t adjust your own behaviors and traits to align better with classic good personalities. You may be very content being a reclusive gothic vampire, but for everyone else, it’s good to learn from successful […]
Do you ever get that strange feeling that maybe something you do rubs people the wrong way? Or maybe you’re completely oblivious to your bad habits. Or maybe you don’t have many flaws. If you’re easily offended, skip this rule. But if you want to make sure that you aren’t conversationally handicapped, review this list and make sure you aren’t committing one of these conversation violations:
The Zombie. These people […]
99.9% of the people you interact with will never offer you constructive feedback about your conversation or personality.
Maybe you tell great stories but come off as self-centered. Maybe your co-workers would respect you more if you didn’t always insert “like” or “um” between every phrase. I was lucky enough to have a best friend who finally told me one afternoon in high school – “you mumble way too […]