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Communication Skills - 5

Question Everything

QUESTION EVERYTHING

Whenever I have a chance to speak with people from another country, I consider myself lucky. I may never have a chance to visit, so if allowed, I question extensively to learn as much as possible.

In social settings, the emphasis is on questioning and then repeating the other person. Of course, not every word verbatim, but a main or interesting aspect of the answer. This may lead to other…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 30, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Communication Skills - 4

Story telling

STORY TELLING

Of all the points in this dating discussion, next week's and this week's are two where I'm above average.

Oh yeah, I can tell a story. Sixteen long years as a night desk clerk at four motels, I've collected scores of stories. Living in an apartment house with a revolving door of criminal tenants (including the landlord), still more. Vacations, odd jobs, family, Uber passengers...where would you like to…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 23, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Communication Skills - 3

Small Talk

SMALL TALK

Last week's topic, but a quirk of coincidences, leads into this week's.

Making friends first, discussing interests.

The third point sent to me suggested having a small talk script. I don't exactly what it means, but I might venture that having two or three pieces of information to make about topics helps avoid a long silence while struggling for something to say that doesn't sound like you're…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 16, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Communication Skills - 2

Unnecessary talk

UNNECESSARY SKILLS

We're delving into the dating dilemma – how to better go about my getting one.

Of course, the most talked about way is to make a friend first, then see where it goes. Find common ground, interests, etc.

When the time comes to ask for an evening out, I've read where it is goo to start with an opening, an observation, then ease into the actual invitation. If you see she likes coffee, mention…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Communication Skills - 1

Body Language

BODY LANGUAGE

Now that I have a day job (well, actually early morning to middle/late afternoon job, thank you overtime) I've been I've been spending many evenings and weekends out on the town. I've noticed (and how could I not) the plethora of attractive women in this here capital burg. More specifically, the number of them at my place of employment.

Do I approach any for a date? Are you kidding me? Why not, you…

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Added by Stephen Lawrence Brayton on September 2, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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