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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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When You Can’t Think of Anything to Say

Connecting with people – especially when you can’t think of anything to say – is essential at work, school, and everywhere! These tips will help you be more outgoing, friendly, and “connectable” with everyone you meet. Ideally, you need to find the balance between being who you are and knowing how to connect to people when you can’t think of anything […]

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How to Make Conversation – 6 Tips for Introverted Personalities

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 […]


9 Ways to Be More Assertive

These tips for improving communication skills will help you be more assertive in your work and personal relationships! Here, psychologist Sari Shepphird shares a test for assertiveness and offers nine tips for clear communication. “Studies show that assertive communication can help build personal confidence, assist with managing stress and anger, and improve coping skills for emotional health and well-being,” says Dr Shepphird, author […]

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5 Conversation Starters for When You Need to Make Small Talk

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

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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