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Easily Overcome Mistakes with Meta Comments
19
May 2016

Easily Overcome Mistakes with Meta Comments

Everyone makes mistakes. Even perfect Mary Lou from 10th grade who always achieved straight As and dated all the popular guys.  She made mistakes too...

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Sound More Interesting By Painting With Emotion
27
Apr 2016

Sound More Interesting By Painting With Emotion

Advertisers and good writers know that incorporating visual imagery, analogies, and emotive words are among the fastest ways to your heart (and wallet). That’s why..

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How to Tell a Great Story in 8 Steps
23
Mar 2016

How to Tell a Great Story in 8 Steps

Great stories follow a specific structure. The following guideline will help you regale people with your tale for 20 second or five minutes. In fact,..

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Watch Out For The Three Story Killers
22
Feb 2016

Watch Out For The Three Story Killers

Storytelling isn’t easy. In fact, it’s one of the hardest social skills for anyone to master. As I’ve mentioned in other posts and my books,..

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Sound More Interesting With Trivial Exaggeration
27
Dec 2015

Sound More Interesting With Trivial Exaggeration

Exaggerating at work is obviously frowned upon. Luckily, exaggeration is much more acceptable when discussing trivial topics. Take advantage of your freedom to exaggerate inconsequential..

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Humor Lives in the Play Zone
27
Dec 2015

Humor Lives in the Play Zone

Humor thrives when people in the conversation enter The Play Zone. The play zone is fertile ground for fun and humor, and occurs when someone..

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The Best Question for Making Small Talk
27
Dec 2015

The Best Question for Making Small Talk

When you can’t think of what to ask, you can always think of something related to time.   Good conversation topics revolve around how people..

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The Swiss Army Knife of Conversational Tools
27
Dec 2015

The Swiss Army Knife of Conversational Tools

Exceptional conversationalists carry a host of useful tools in their social tool belts. One of the most useful is the Meta-observation. Meta-observations are the Swiss..

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Learn How to Cook Your Stories
23
Dec 2015

Learn How to Cook Your Stories

What makes a good story? What about that time you escaped from pirates on the high seas?  Oh, that didn’t happen? You don’t have to..

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The Best Way to Ask Someone Out
11
Dec 2015

The Best Way to Ask Someone Out

Trying to figure out how to ask them out without seeming cheesy or desperate? Don’t end the conversation with, “So, um, do you want to..

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