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6 Ways to Get Out of a Boring Conversation at a Party

These tips on how to end those boring conversations at dinners or parties aren’t about rushing away. Rather, these tips are meant to help you enjoy talking to anyone about anything. My husband (pictured) pointed out that it’s possible to get stuck in a boring conversation with an employee or neighbour – not just at a party. That made me […]

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How to Meet Friends When You’re 40+ 2

On my article about meeting friends after moving to a new city, a reader asked for friend-finding tips for people over 40. I’m not sure if I’m the best or worst person to ask, because meeting friends has been a struggle for me for the past 7 years! In Friendships Don’t Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle […]

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How to Convince People to Say Yes – 5 Persuasion Techniques 4

Knowing how to convince people to say yes to your requests will make your life blissful! These five persuasion techniques will help you ask for what you want — and get it. “There is only one way to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.” ~ Dale Carnegie. The first […]

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How to Make Conversation – 6 Tips for Introverted Personalities 6

The art of making small talk can be baffling and even frightening for people with introverted personality traits! Here are six tips for making conversation for introverts plus a bonus tip for being more likeable. “In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.” ~ Marcus Porcius Cato “The Elder.” When you’re making small talk, you don’t want to be too direct […]


5 Conversation Starters for When You Need to Make Small Talk 5

Can’t think of anything to say? You’re not alone; these five smart conversation tips for small talk are especially helpful for people with introverted personality traits, to whom making conversation may not come naturally. “Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative,” said Mark Twain. You might use that quote if you need to end a conversation. Or […]

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What to Talk About on the First Date 39

These easy first date conversation starters will help you avoid those awkward silences and uncomfortable moments. You can relax and enjoy your first date if you keep a few things in mind… The most important thing to remember is that the happier and relaxed you are, the more you’ll enjoy your date. And if you’re enjoying yourself, so will your […]

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