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 31, 2018

You’re reading this blog because you want to improve your social skills. But exactly how much improvement are you looking for? What are you aiming for? Are you striving to be that social butterfly at the work events? The cool guy at the parties?

Many people have lofty s...

January 24, 2018

You ride the subway every day and you can’t help but notice a really interesting girl riding all the time as well. Your mind swirls with excitement and possibilities about how amazing she could be. You want to approach and possibly ask her out, but HOW?

As someone who...

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 17, 2018

Read the following seven steps carefully and consider how many you prescribe to or how many you may fall short on.

1 OPEN, CONFIDENT BODY LANGUAGE

Look approachable and friendly. Smile sometimes. Maintain eye contact (but not in a creepy-staring-without-blinking-way).

2 S...

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