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When someone's small-talk autopilot is on, we lose any chance of creating a real connection with them. Luckily, there's a simple way to turn it off!
Every successful conversation contains three ingredients: rapport, tension, and escalation. Let's talk about what they are, and how to combine them.
The other day I was all geared up to address a growing conflict in my life. Then I asked the other party a simple question, and suddenly everything was ok.
The saying “treat others as you would like others to treat you” isn't always as good of an advice as it seems. Let's explore why, and how to do it better.
Do you ever experience that someone simply doesn’t want to listen to you? I'm sure you do, because we all do at times. Luckily there's a simple trick that can help us with that.
The truly great questions are the ones that create the kind of conversation we want. And the good news is that finding those questions is pretty easy!
Whether it's someone you want to date, sell to, hire, be hired by, or simply connect with as friends, making them seek your approval will be very helpful.
Proactive communication helps you remove objections before they happen, which can be helpful in anything from dating, to sales, to socializing.
Whether you're networking for work, with friends, on a date, or whatever else - the ability to create meaningful conversations fast will serve you well.
Nope, this isn't an article about "just ask for it". This strategy is for those things you'd like more of in your life, at whatever time they show up.
Would you like to avoid more future conflicts? Would you like to know what to do when difficult situations happen between you and the people in your life?
Become twice as convincing as before by using this simple technique, just make sure you do things in the right order, because most people don't.
If we want to be skilled at giving feedback or dealing with disagreements or conflicts, we have to be good at reducing defensiveness. Let's explore how.
Each approach has its strengths, and we should choose our approach based on the conflict we're facing. Let me explain how we choose, and why.
Would you like to learn a simple little trick that will make you comfortable talking to strangers in no time?
Learn 3 simple tricks that will help you create personal connections fast with almost anyone you meet, both in your personal and professional life.
There is a very simple recipe for having interesting conversations with others, and it starts with knowing what you're actually interested in.
First you "ping", then you follow up, and then you meet. The steps are very simple once you understand what they are, so let's go through them together.
Let me share with you 5 very simple steps (and 2 bonus tricks) that will help you give genuine and great compliments to anyone in any setting.
Stop trying to make a good first impression and start creating a correct one - it will get you a lot further. Let's talk about why, and how to do it.
Why and how should we speak up whenever someone around us says or does something that we disapprove of? Let's make sure we don't support with silence.
Whether people admit it or not, everyone's favorite topic is themselves. But it has to be done the right way or it won't work. So let's talk about that.
For a lot of people, asking for what they want can be challenging. Luckily there's a simple way to get better at it. Let's explore it!
Do you want to feel comfortable to speak up in any group you're in? It's easier to do than most think. Let me tell you how I did it.
Qualifying is a conversational technique that can turn the tables when you're dealing with someone who's acting skeptical towards you. Want to learn how to do it?
A shared secret will deepen your connection with almost anyone instantly. Learn why, and how to do it correctly, in this article.
There are many things we can do to become more confident, and lots of techniques we can use to sound confident. But there is one simple trick that tends to stand out, let's take a look at it.
Texting and messaging is an interesting topic for one simple reason: It’s a completely unnatural way for humans to communicate.
Have you ever been on a date, or hung out with someone, where you really wanted to create a stronger connection – but didn’t know how to? The art of creating a fun date or hang out is easier than most people think.
Do you ever find yourself unsure of what to say? It can lead to an awkward silence, the end of conversations, and more. Luckily, there's a simple way to solve the problem once and for all.
Are you afraid of getting a no? Most people don't like it, but let me show you why we shouldn't worry about it - because a no can quickly get us the yes we want.
Have you ever returned merchandise without the receipt or original packaging? Most stores don't want to let you do that, but with this influence technique, it's still very doable.
My client Lars was up for his annual salary negotiation and he felt like he was underpaid, we made sure that changed by focusing on one word.
The right negotiation techniques can get you anywhere. For my client "Jake", that ended up being a business trip to Paris that he wasn't actually needed on.
How often do others open up for you? How often do they share their innermost thoughts with you? Would you like to learn a question that will make them do it more often?
How people will behave is something we all think about at times. And there's a simple, almost obvious, way to predict it that everyone knows - but most forget about.
Did you know that your sub communication can give a seven-word sentence seven different meanings? By mastering sub communication, your communication skills will reach the next level instantly.
Do you tend to be polarizing or "nice"? Which strategy do you think will work best to create more of the connections you want in your life?