The Guaranteed Way to Increase Your Powers of Influence with People

When it’s your turn to talk in a conversation, do you ever pay attention to the span of time you take up to say what you want before turning things back onto the other person?

Would you say it’s generally more or less than 20 seconds?

Why do I ask?

Well, did you know that powerful communicators almost always know what’s happening inside the minds and internal thoughts of the people they talk to?

Isn’t that what makes them so influential – they know how people are responding internally to what they say?

But how did they come by this ability, how can you develop it in yourself, and what does it have to do with the length of time in which you speak?

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A Common Mistake People Make When Starting Conversations and What to Do About It

When someone attempts to engage you in conversation by asking you how you’re doing, how do you usually respond?

Do you answer them by simply saying “I’m good” and leave it at that?

If so, have you ever thought about what this does to the conversation?

Doesn’t it basically shut the communication down and bring the interaction to a stand-still?

I mean, if you offer the person nothing to go on – no cues that they can capitalize and follow-up on – isn’t it likely the conversation will fizzle out before it even gets started?

So what can be done about that?

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Why Complaining about Your Problems Makes People Resent You

Do you ever take it upon yourself to dump your problems on the people you talk to, and practically “force” them listen to your woes and complaints?

For example, and without invitation:

Do you ever complain about your relationships with the people in your life and whine about their behavior or how you don’t appreciate the way they treated you?

Do you ever bitch about the trials, tribulations and obstacles life throws your way?

Or do you ever whine about your health problems and complain about aches and pains, or start griping about your mental health issues?

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The Top Trait of Highly Sociable People and How to Acquire It

Who would you say has more wisdom when it comes to socializing:

The person who monopolizes the conversation by talking on endlessly, making others listen to them – or the person who speaks little but actively and attentively listens to what others have to say by asking the right questions?

I mean, don’t we often think that sociable people are the ones who are outspoken, know how to talk well, and are knowledgeable enough to speak on a wide range of topics?

But what’s been your experience with people like this?

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What to Say to People Who Preach at You and Try to Convert You

Do you ever encounter people who start preaching at you, hoping to win you over and convert you to what they think is the “right” perspective, even though you completely disagree with what they’re promoting or advocating?

How do you respond to it?

Do you take it upon yourself to refute their claims by either introducing counter-arguments or by attempting to punch holes in their arguments to invalidate them?

If you have done this, what kind of results did you get?

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The Smooth Way of Handling People Who Bore You with Their Rambling

Have you ever found yourself talking to someone who rambled on endlessly about themselves, their opinions, or even their complaints – basically about things you had zero interest in hearing about?

Gets pretty boring the longer you have to listen to them, doesn’t it?

But has it ever occurred to you that you never have to listen to people who bore you with their endless rambling?

I mean, don’t you really have it within your power to influence the conversation away from such topics whenever they arise?

Well, how would you like to learn techniques you can use in future situations where someone’s boring you, all by taking control of the conversation in such a way that it puts an end to their boring rambling?

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How to Talk to People and Keep the Conversation Going

Do you struggle with starting small talk with people and then transitioning that into deeper, more meaningful conversation that establishes a connection with the other person?

Or do you find that your conversations either don’t get off the ground to begin with – or else they fizzle out quickly, perhaps making for an awkward silence?

Well, how would you like to learn a simple conversation strategy very few people know about that will make you an expert at striking up conversations with people and making connections with them very quickly?

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An Effective Way of Dealing with People Who Try to Guilt Trip You

Do you have anyone in your life right now who tries to manipulate you into doing what they want by using guilt trips on you?

You know, in order to get you to bend to their whims and desires, they toy with your conscience and use it against you in a way that it makes you feel guilty for not doing what they want?

And then, doesn’t that guilty feeling often serve as motivation enough to make you actually do it?

Maybe you’re familiar with some of the common tactics used…

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