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 …..
Have you ever found yourself ‘talking to yourself’ in the midst of a personal struggle? Or maybe you refused to make a monologue but somehow there is this fight between one who sounded like your mother trying to be a control freak and the child that you were trying to whimp and being ‘unreasonable’? Years ago, I discovered this inner child concept and ended up with a book by Lucia Cappachione: “Recovery of Your Inner Child”. I was on an intense and growing desire to change, uproot …..
Book Review: Managing Assertively (A Self-Teaching Guide) by Madelyn Burley-Allen You were excited to start your job as a manager. You knew it would be a different experience because it entailed a significant role in the group, leading a team and facing serious and difficult situations that require strong sense of ownership and command. Then came reality. It was not a question of skill and knowledge but that of strength of character, patience and confidence. Are you ready for the job? Most …..