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...

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...

October 26, 2018

Your efforts spent improving your appearance, reputation, accomplishments, and social skills don’t automatically result in likability. Likability will always come down to how you make someone feel when they’re with you. People want to feel as if they matter.

How someone...

April 9, 2018

My books are in the final stages of editing and unfortunately some material didn't make the final cut. These gesture facts are innocent casualties of editing war. But just because they didn't make the books, doesn't mean they aren't still great. Check'em out!

Six cool f...

February 3, 2018

Bosses carry a host of useful tools in their social tool belts. One of the most useful is the Meta-observation. Meta-observations are the Swiss Army knives of conversational tools.

A perfect example of a meta-phrase is when an actor speaks to the audience directly – as...

January 19, 2018

You get up to use the restroom. Your friend asks you, “Where are you going?”

What would you say? The literal response is of course, “To the restroom.”

But the playful response could be said with a smile, “It’s a secret…” or a sarcastic “I’m leaving, I’m sick of your atti...

January 4, 2018

Don’t forget the power of emotion and passion. Especially positive reactions. Exceptional conversationalists are masters of displaying feelings. Shy people are often reserved and slow to show emotion – if any at all. Many shy people I know play their cards close to the...

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Gregory Peart, M.Ed.

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