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When smart people converse badly
Sometimes smart people out-smart themselves in interpersonal relations. Why? Can they change for better communication results?
Here's the story.
Around the water cooler and coffee talk
Small talk in the workplace can be good for everybody!
Learn why bosses who forbid social conversation lack emotional intelligence and shoot themselves in the foot
The conversation carry-over effect
As you move from one conversation (or meeting) to the next,you carry with you the feelings and thoughts of the preceding one. The consequences are sometimes very unfavorable, especially if the second encounter is important to you.
How can you ensure you start every meeting with a clear mind?
Signs warning you to stop talking
Unlike with the rules of the road, we won't run foul of the law by breaking the rules of conversation, but we could pay a stiff price all the same- Fortunately, some simple signals can help keep us on track.
Be sure you know how
to protect yourself against rule-breakers - and make sure you aren't one of them yourself!
Emotional intelligence or emotional stupidity?
The research is clear. Who are the people most likely to succceed in life, work and relationships? Not necessarily those who are smartest intellectually!
How do you rate?
How to master storytelling
A key social skill and mark of a good conversationalist is being able to tell a story in such a way that you engage the imagination of the listener. Why does this ability seem to come naturally to some people, while others fail miserably?
Here's what you need to know.
Those crucial first four minutes
The success or failure of any act of communication can often be traced to the first four minutes of a conversation.
And to ensure succcess, there are four things you need to do. Married couples, parents, business people and workplace managers alike all stand to benefit from
this important information.
How to tactfully interrupt a conversation
Interrupting others is acceptable and useful behavior - when tactfully done.
Here's how to do it properly.
How to make and keep true friends
Much wisdom lies in the currently propular saying "true friendship is a verb." Maintaining friends needs to be an ongoing, proactive process.
Here's some solid, practical advice.
Seven pathways to conversation mastery
Take small steps, and be consistent, and you can be be a master conversationalist before you know it!
Here's what to do.
How to have better family dinner conversations
Quality conversations at the family dinner table are rare nowadays. That's everyone's loss, for they do help make happier families. Here are some quality tips for quality dinner times .
Communicating under pressure: how to think on your feet
Many times we are put into situations where we are asked a question and need to give an answer on the spot, or 'think on your feet.' Our heart begins to race, we start to sweat, we feel our knees knocking. It doesn't have to be that way.
Apply these techniques and thinking on your feet will become second nature.
How to impress your boss
Whether you're working toward a raise, a promotion, or your work ethic just won't let you do otherwise, you probably aspire to hear the words "good job" from your boss. If that's you, one of the quickest ways to impress your boss is by making his or her life easier.
Although every supervisor is different and will be impressed by different actions, here are three things you can dothat are likely to give any boss a favorable impression of you.
Reading body language: 5 mistakes people make
Human beings are genetically programmed to look for facial and behavioral cues. We see someone gesture and automatically make a judgment about the intention of that gesture. Indeed, the ability to 'read' nonverbal signals can provide you with crucial information about other people, which will give you a significant advantage in judging how to interact with them in all kinds of situations. But you have to avoid these five common mistakes that lead people right off the track when they attempt to read body language??????
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