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 …..
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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 …..
Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do – Mark Twain Have you found yourself in the middle of a party, quiet, in a wallflower mode, uncomfortable about it and yet could not say anything out of fear of getting on the spot? How about having to be in front of those who seemed to you as better and felt so ashamed that you could not even look at them in the eyes? In 1975, Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., wrote …..
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: Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan and Switzler Conversations connect people, make impressions, express a thousand meanings and make the world move. It can be an easy conversation while walking at the park, a hot discussion involving a relationship or a day-to-day talk on work-related matters. What makes it a crucial conversation is when it makes or breaks a particular issue or concern or even a big chapter of your life. Heated discussions, immediate …..