I have shared with you the primary principles behind Patrick King’s book “Improve Your Conversations: Think on Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What to Say with Improv Comedy Techniques” in my previous post. I could not get enough of it and I had to post it in two installments. This second part, I would like to dwell more about the specific learnings I picked up from this book. Many years ago, there was this opportunity for me to train in a theatre company where most people joining …..
Are you a natural conversationalist who can easily ignite a discussion with mere word or two? Are you the one-question-one-answer person who never get engaged in a conversation out of sheer shyness or lack of spontaneity? Or are just a plain bore? Whether you are one or the other, let’s face it that getting involved in a talk or conversation is important whether on a personal or professional level. If you are dating, it would be very hard for you to get into a relationship if you could …..
As I rush and squeeze in time for writing in my busy life, I encounter a friend’s book launch and it suddenly stuns me and stop. The book did not sound new to me. It’s all about purpose. At that instance precisely knocked me to my senses and once again think “Purpose, what’s my purpose?” I have developed habit of self-reflection and I could not deny how it helped me organize how I think and how I push myself into pursuing my personal goals. Hence, whenever I remember a hint of that …..
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever admired someone so strongly that you felt like you were stalking that person (though not seriously obsessed to really stalk)? You followed this person secretly and tried to look at him from a far because you admire him and find his examples useful for you. You checked his LinkedIn profile to see where he’d work in the past, his educational background or his accomplishments. Well …..
I have been doing a lot of looking back and incidentally, I read a blog newsletter from talking about the ‘good old days’. There have been a lot of those precious moments that now I could not help but wonder – did I really feel the same way during those times? Could it be that I was so busy that I did not give attention to those moments and simply took them for granted? I could have made them better. I could have prolonged them. I could have helped to create more of those moments. Valid …..