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Nature's great model for networking
When we do more than connect, when we add something that gives more vitality to those we connect with, everybody gains. How's how to open new horizons in home, social and working life.
Why shame is essential for personal growth
Shame has been a primary and natural emotion from time immemorial. Today, sadly, many seem to regard shame itself as "shameful" and seek to cast all inhibitions to the winds. When is shame destructive, and when is it healthy and constructive? .
How emotional stress can alienate your loved ones
Our emotional state at any particular moment affects our actions, not only in the present but also in the immediate future. Sometimes, emotional stress escalates so quickly that we may feel we are losing control.
Before we know it, innocent people are caught in the cross fire.
How can you avoid disaster before it's too late? .
Mending broken working relationships
Creating and nurturing solid working relationships is critical to your ultimate success in your business or career. But how can we repair them should they become damaged in some way?
Here are seven steps to turn things around.
Your self-image in the workplace
When communication breaks down in your office or factory and workers lack
motivation, what are the roots of the problem? Sometimes, you even have to look beyond the workplace.
Here's what you need to know.
Superior conversations for seniors
The writer is a senior well into my 70s. An authority on conversation skills, he enjoys the company of intelligent people of all ages. In this revealing article
he shares with his fellow seniors some ideas about how to make conversations more satisfying. Adult children of seniors will also find some useful ideas here.
Yes, talk to strangers...and be rewarded!
All about the value of talking to random strangers, those you stand in line with and encounter at social mixers, and even your seatmates on trains and airplanes - with real life examples
Here's the lowdown.
When smart people converse badly
Sometimes smart people out-smart themselves in interpersonal relations. Why? Can they change for better communication results?
Here's the story.
Around the water cooler and coffee talk
Small talk in the workplace can be good for everybody!
Learn why bosses who forbid social conversation lack emotional intelligence and shoot themselves in the foot
The conversation carry-over effect
As you move from one conversation (or meeting) to the next,you carry with you the feelings and thoughts of the preceding one. The consequences are sometimes very unfavorable, especially if the second encounter is important to you.
How can you ensure you start every meeting with a clear mind?
Signs warning you to stop talking
Unlike with the rules of the road, we won't run foul of the law by breaking the rules of conversation, but we could pay a stiff price all the same- Fortunately, some simple signals can help keep us on track.
Be sure you know how
to protect yourself against rule-breakers - and make sure you aren't one of them yourself!
Emotional intelligence or emotional stupidity?
The research is clear. Who are the people most likely to succceed in life, work and relationships? Not necessarily those who are smartest intellectually!
How do you rate?
Those crucial first four minutes
The success or failure of any act of communication can often be traced to the first four minutes of a conversation.
And to ensure succcess, there are four things you need to do. Married couples, parents, business people and workplace managers alike all stand to benefit from
this important information.
How to tactfully interrupt a conversation
Interrupting others is acceptable and useful behavior - when tactfully done.
Here's how to do it properly.
Communicating under pressure: how to think on your feet
Many times we are put into situations where we are asked a question and need to give an answer on the spot, or 'think on your feet.' Our heart begins to race, we start to sweat, we feel our knees knocking. It doesn't have to be that way.
Apply these techniques and thinking on your feet will become second nature.
Reading body language: 5 mistakes people make
Human beings are genetically programmed to look for facial and behavioral cues. We see someone gesture and automatically make a judgment about the intention of that gesture. Indeed, the ability to 'read' nonverbal signals can provide you with crucial information about other people, which will give you a significant advantage in judging how to interact with them in all kinds of situations. But you have to avoid these five common mistakes that lead people right off the track when they attempt to read body language??????
Check out all the details here.
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