March 27, 2020

A silver lining of this crisis is having extra time at home (for some of us that means home alone). And from a social skills standpoint, there is no better skill to practice than your non-verbal skills, and no better place to do it than at home.

Simply by improving the...

November 24, 2019

I often talk about the importance of adding a few colorful details.

For example, one time my friends and I were staying at a cabin. One morning, one of my friends asked me to refill his coffee since he was already comfortably sitting on the couch. I felt snarky at the...

November 11, 2019

*This is all based on research from years of studying real conversations and what really funny people do and say. Reference at the bottom.

1. You’re too literal. Literal people are rarely funny. Learn how to switch on and off your literal instincts. If a friend asks you...

September 22, 2019

I rarely ever ask for anything... but this one time I'm asking for your support.

If you've ordered my book You Can Be Funny (or plan to!) could you please leave a positive Amazon review? 

I need to get to 10 reviews and I'm almost there! 10 is the magic number to start...

August 5, 2019

In my experience, adding a hypothetical statement to normal opinions makes all the difference if you want to talk in a way that's more entertaining/interesting. I can't tell you how many times I've counted where someone offers an opinion and doesn't get a good reaction...

July 24, 2019

In case you missed the last post, my new book You Can Be Funny and Make People Laugh is finally available. Some of you asked for the ebook, so I wanted to send an update letting you know it's available.

I consider this my best and most important book. I know it will hel...

July 13, 2019

The book most of you have been waiting for is now available! (currently paperback only, Kindle coming soon) 

I consider You Can Be Funny and Make People Laugh my greatest accomplishment. The skill of humor is incredibly complex and challenging to master, but I outl...

March 13, 2019

Then you're in luck! I'm happy to announce a new course to help you with your career. (Don't worry, I'm also wrapping up my book on How to Be Funny, so stay tuned!)

Head on over to Udemy and check it out. I created a coupon for the first ten people to receive 50% off -...

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone! Here's to another year of social skill improvement! 

Remember the elderly woman in those Frank’s RedHot ads? Her name is Jean Hamilton and she rose to fame for saying, “I put that shit on everything!” When it comes to opinions, be like Jean is w...

November 11, 2018

Want to be More Likable?

There are hundreds of ways, but at the core of being likable are only a few basic things: be relatively positive, be an active participant in your conversations, and be a CREDIBLE person. Your word is one of the most important things you have in...

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Gregory Peart, M.Ed.

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