Making Small Talk

how to have amazing communication skills

Do You Want the Secrets to Having Magnificent Communication Skills?

Do people hang on to your every word? Are they sitting at the edge of their seats when you speak? Do you know people who can mesmerize their audience when they tell a story? They are out there and they’ve trained for it. It’s not magic and they weren’t born with it as they’d like you to believe. Communication skills …

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how to be yourself

How to Be Yourself

How many times have you mentioned that you were nervous about a job interview or a presentation and your well-meaning friend says, “Just be yourself!” That’s so sweet that they think highly enough of you to recommend that you be the person you are with them. But the advice doesn’t work. So thanks anyway. I can’t be myself when I’m …

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how to speak up in meetings

How to Speak Up in Meetings–9 Systematic Steps

It’s happened to you, hasn’t it? You’re in a meeting, with brilliant ideas floating around your mind, and they don’t come out. Maybe you didn’t say anything at all. Or perhaps you did, and it didn’t come out the way it sounded in your head. I want to make this clear straight away. The process of drawing conclusions in your …

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this 5 minute trick from the navy seals will make you an incredible presenter

This 5 minute Trick from the Navy Seals Will Make You an Incredible Presenter

I’ve just learned that my relaxation techniques are also used by Navy SEALs to remain calm & focused. We need to stay calm & focused in most areas of our lives. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to do. We need to present our ideas in meetings, give presentations, go on virtual first dates, deliver bad news, or say “no” to people. …

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what to say to a grieving person

What Not to Say to a Grieving Person

I lost my dad in 2017. September 29, 2017. It was a hellish time for me and my family. I got a text from my brother John. “We’ve got dad in an ambulance. Think he’s had a stroke.” So I flew to Chicagoland. Went to the hospital everyday. We all took turns sleeping there. Just waiting for him to wake up. Some …

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4 definitive techniques to making small talk

4 Definitive Techniques to Making Small Talk

Ever since my late teens, I’ve enjoyed having complex, laugh-out-loud conversations with people, whether we’re in line at the deli, sitting together at the bar, or just standing at a “don’t walk” sign. Cab drivers, ticket vendors, airline agents were also not out of my cross-hairs. I love making small talk.     Most of the time, I come away …

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