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...

October 22, 2018

“If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.”

 —Irene Dunne

Life sometimes feels like a giant bumper car ride—people are going to push you and bump into you on all sides. Your friends, your family, your neighbors, your colleagues, your bosses, your bosses’...

June 13, 2018

I read this poem recently and I hope it inspires you. Growth requires risk-taking. Self improvement, in anything, requires risk-taking.

Take more risks. 

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William Arthur Ward on “Risk”

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
T...

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 16, 2018

After many years, thousands of nights and early mornings, all five of my books are finally available. Many of you have been asking for years about these books, and I'm very excited to finally release them into the wild. I know they will help you improve your own lives,...

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...

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...

March 22, 2018

Good news! The books are almost here. I'm slightly behind schedule (as usual) because I'm focused on making the books as high quality as possible. Over the next few months of book releases, I plan to post free content from the books as they get close to release. The fo...

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...

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Gregory Peart, M.Ed.

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