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This last point is something with which many of us have a problem.
How many times have you forgotten a person's name almost immediately after being introduced? How many are so eager to tell our story/opinion that we don't wait until the other person is finished?
Previous posts - #5, #6, #9, all depend on listening. Actual listening. Not just hearing.
I'm guilty, too, of the…Continue
Reviewing last week's post at the point where I mentioned my creative answer to a rejection. The part about her switching to a yes because of my sincere heart.
This sincerity fits with this week's topic. How many times have you told a story or explained a situation and the other person's expression is blank or else tosses off a token sympathy statement?
Sympathy and empathy have different meanings. If…Continue
The acronym and the word fits the theme of this series. Because that first kiss is a wonderful goal. To back up a few steps is where the oft used phrase comes into play. Usually related to speeches, I think it also can be used for asking for a date.
Be brief and be specific. This brings to mind post #2, the avoidance of rambling. Again, get in, say what needs to be said, get out.
Well, stay in if…Continue
WHATCHU' TALKIN' ABOUT
Whenever Willis said something to evoke this question from his brother, it usually involved either a crazy scheme to extract themselves from troublesome situation or involved an important lesson Arnold didn't quite comprehend.
If Willis had tailored the message properly, he might not have had to explain it.
Politicians do this a lot. Prepare a speech to be favorable to whatever group…Continue