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...

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 -...

November 8, 2018

You've probably heard the quote from Dale Carnegie by now, “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” And I'm not sure how much thought you've given it, but...

May 23, 2018

Technically many things can start a conversation. One time I witnessed a guy start a good conversation after burping too loudly. Anyway, because most people expect conversation starters to be questions, I'm including my five top questions to ask on a date here. 

5 All-T...

May 9, 2018

Have you ever noticed how some people are easier to shop for than others? Why is that? What present would someone think of buying you for your birthday? People with strong personalities who reveal a lot of information about themselves are easy to shop for. Revealing ti...

February 25, 2018

I love shopping at Trader Joe, not just because of their unique food items, but because it's always a chance to observe how well the cashiers initiate conversation. They are well-known for staffing their stores with people who thrive at small talk. Chitchat is encourag...

February 25, 2018

(sorry I'm working out the kinks of my new website - let's  try this post again with better formatting)

Focus your efforts on TAPP topics, and you’ll prepare your brain for the most common conversation topics. TAPP stands for Things, Activities, People, and Places. The...

February 11, 2018

Hey guys, I get asked all the time how to get past weather talk and maintain good conversations with acquaintances and friends. I wanted to create something super helpful that could fit into one diagram - it's called The Three Timelines model.

Here's a link to the model...

February 10, 2018

I just saw this and wanted to share. If you've ever been on a conference call at work, I'm sure you've heard many of these phrases uttered. Isn't that interesting that every single person, from any organization, probably has heard some of these phrases in a conference...

February 5, 2018

When you can’t think of what to ask, you can always think of something related to time.
Good conversation topics revolve around how people willingly spend their time. When you find out what people choose to spend their time doing or thinking about, then you have prob...

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Gregory Peart, M.Ed.

social scientist / author / father / gamer 


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