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...

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...

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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