Conversational Skills

how to stop being interrupted

How to Stop Being Interrupted

Are you being interrupted frequently? Does it happen in many of your meetings? Being interrupted is not fun, and it can make you feel insignificant and like your words have no meaning. But this doesn’t have to be. You can learn the techniques to keep from being interrupted. If you’re only being interrupted once in …

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how to remember names

How to Remember Names & What to Do When You Don’t

Do you remember faces but forget names? Have you ever avoided saying “hello” to someone because you forgot their name? I mean, literally, turned your head to pretend you don’t see that person, so you can avoid having to admit you forgot their name? We all feel gawdawful about it when we forget people’s names. …

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how to get people to like you

How to Get People to Like You in 9 Easy Steps

We all know that person to whom everyone gravitates. The guy who makes everyone laugh, who leads the conversations and tells suspenseful stories.  He’s like a people magnet. Everyone wants to be around him and be like him. He’s sought-after for jobs and projects. Did you think every charming & charismatic person was born that way? (Or …

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how to be a great conversationalist

How to Be a Great Conversationalist-Even if You’re Shy

How do great conversationalists do it? How do they know how to connect with people and make them feel good? How do they diffuse difficult situations so well and make everyone feel great? They get people to like them immediately, they have a cool verbal brand and they’re super confident.  We’ve all been here, right? …

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how to succeed at virtual meetings

How to Rock Your Virtual Meetings-15 Tips to Being the Superstar

Let me ask you this: How many times has someone been speaking in a meeting, especially a virtual one, and you just tuned out? Probably more often than not. Your whole being doesn’t want to be there in the first place, but yes, you are trying to listen and understand. But for some reason, after …

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how to answer difficult questions like a genius

How to Answer Difficult Questions Like a Genius

As we strive for tremendous success in our lives, we will often find ourselves on the receiving end of tough questions.  They can come unexpectedly, and we often need to think on our feet. For instance, When people call you out of the blue and demand answers. Or when you’re in an interview, and you …

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how to tell a story

Storytelling: How to Get People to Follow You

Storytelling Is Paramount We all know this. We are constantly reminded that to get the job done, give a good presentation, and really get your message across; we need to be great at storytelling.  A great story makes your listener feel like they were there with you. A great story makes the listener draw a picture in their mind. …

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