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 …..
It has been almost half the first month of the year and the fire of New Year had gone down. I can still see resolutions, goals and all that change cliché that happen every start of the year. I intentionally waited for this time before sending this post as I knew everyone is overwhelmed with the idea of change in this time around. As for many of us who are challenged by low self-esteem, shyness or lack of confidence, it is an extra effort to make a resolution. Why is that so? It is because, …..
A few weeks ago, I took on the challenge of Danny Iny’s Firepole Marketing: The Great Online Marketing Scavenger Hunt. What is this all about? It’s a set of challenges to complete for points, skills and prizes. It’s about rummaging through all the resources out there online and making use of them to get one’s blog into making more sense and meaning. It’s about reaching out there in the open and achieving the goals of your blog. And of course, by doing the challenges, we earn points …..
In our day-to-day interaction with people, clear communication is necessary if we want to be effective and efficient in our work. Many times, lack of assertiveness brings out misunderstandings when we do not ask the right questions or do not ask for clarification for fear of being seen as ‘slow’. The 10 commandments of assertive communication is a must if you want to grow in assertiveness, be effective at work and be happy with your life. 1. Prepare for a meeting – know the agenda, …..