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6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy. I hate to admit it, but people annoy me pretty regularly.

6 Reasons Why People That Annoy You Can Make You Happy

Not only strangers and acquaintances, but those dear to me, as well! What’s wrong with everyone?! That’s what I used to wonder – what’s their problem? Now I know better. When something that someone is doing annoys or irritates us, it is actually something about ourselves that we are not fully aware of. This is the concept of “mirroring”. Let’s give it a try. 1) Write down or think of something that someone did that annoyed or irritated you. A personal example involved a co-worker interrupting me before I could formulate my point. 2) To clearly see this as the mirror that it is, replace his/her name or pronoun with your own. 3) Next ask yourself why you do this. Volunteer for Local Clubs (Instead of Joining) to Make New Friends. Public Speaking Techniques And Strategies – A Checklist. Public speaking is something that many people dread.

Public Speaking Techniques And Strategies – A Checklist

It does not have to be complicated, and in fact you can improve your skills in this area. Thankfully, you came here, and if you would like to be better at public speaking, then continue reading. Below you’ll find many solid tips that are recommended by professionals who specialize in public speaking. When speaking in public, make sure that what you have to say is engaging, otherwise you risk boring the crowd. Regardless of what you have to say, it will not go over well if it is boring. Time your speech. How I Learned to Stop Nagging My Kids and Start Motivating Them. How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind. Six Communication Tricks That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate. How to Listen When Your Communication Styles Don't Match. Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick.

How to Follow Up After Meeting Someone in Person. Use the FORD Technique to Make Small Talk Easier. How to Be a Better Conversationalist. This Five Stage Outline Makes Small Talk Easier. Listen Up! Part I: Learning the Manly Skill of Paying Attention. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.

Listen Up! Part I: Learning the Manly Skill of Paying Attention

As part of earning my bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and communications I elected to take SPC 3350, a college course titled “Listening,” taught by the forebodingly named Dr. Paine. I’ll admit that I was skeptical when I sat down on the first day of class. After all, is listening really something we have to learn to do? According to Dr. And learning to do it well can make all the difference for a man. Let’s compare it to something we’re more likely to notice. When it comes to listening, we have a tendency to look at the words but never really “read” what our family, friends, and co-workers are saying.

In this first installment of a three-part series, we’ll look at the overlooked emphasis of listening within our daily interactions, the three available levels of listening, and the benefits that are to be had by developing this skill at its highest level. Listening in Perspective Levels of Listening Level 1: Hearing Words This is the ideal. Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.

Improve Your Listening: 15 Tips to Improve Your Listening

Welcome back to our three-part series on becoming better listeners. In the previous installment, we established that listening is a desirable ability to have as men. But how can we practically begin to exercise this ability and develop it in ourselves? There are active steps we can take to overcome obstacles and establish new listening habits. Listen Up! Part III: Crafting Good Questions and Responses. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.

Listen Up! Part III: Crafting Good Questions and Responses

As this series on listening comes to a close (see part 1 and part 2), we should consider a few things in terms of the transition from listener to speaker. When the time comes for the roles to shift, our responses to the messages of others will most often be one of the following: asking questions, agreeing, disagreeing, or qualifying. It is the first and last items on that list that we will examine here. Asking Questions When we ask questions, we are not only showing that we are listening, but we are also helping the speaker to communicate effectively with us. Questions can come in many forms. Knowledge (building awareness of a topic)Comprehension (understanding a topic)Application (knowledge and comprehension put to practical use)Analysis (how the topic “works” and/or affects other topics)Synthesis (combining knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis of multiple topics together)Evaluation (judging the value of a topic)

Adopt a Stronger Posture to Make Experiences Less Stressful. Squint Slightly and Stick Your Chin Out for Better Portrait Shots. Look ‘Em in the Eye: Part I -The Importance of Eye Contact. How often have you talked with another guy who never looked you in the eye during the entire length of the conversation? Look ‘Em in the Eye: Part II – How to Make Eye Contact the Right Way in Life, Business, and Love. In our first post in this two-part series on eye contact, we discussed the importance of eye contact and some of the reasons we don’t always feel comfortable looking someone in the eye.

Look ‘Em in the Eye: Part II – How to Make Eye Contact the Right Way in Life, Business, and Love

But just because eye contact is a great thing and a vital tool for improving the quality of all your face-to-face interactions with others, doesn’t mean that more eye contact is always better or that all eye contact is created equal. You have to do it right—at the right time and in the right way. Changing the Way You Say Yes Can Lead to Better Decisions. How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself) Your very lucky your knew who you wanted to be in high school.

How to Be Assertive (Without Losing Yourself)

I'm 27 and I still dont know who/what I want to be. Thanks. I'm your age, actually. Want to Be a Great Leader? Start Reading. How to Be a Superstar in Meetings : Managing. Here are seven tips to make sure you stand out and demonstrate leadership the next time you get summoned to a conference room.

How to Be a Superstar in Meetings : Managing

October 05, 2012 Meetings may be the number-one complaint in today's workplaces. More and more people view attendance at meetings as a form of time-theft that they have to endure. Hidden Persuaders: Powerful Psychological Marketing Techniques. This article was written for Inspirationfeed by Katerina Pinzon. After learning Spanish and graduating from trade school Kate worked for 5 years as translator for a roses export business and then in one of the biggest hotel in Quito, Ecuador. Knowing perfectly three languages, she now combines the useful with the pleasant: official work as a translator on a metallurgical plant and creative writing for Have you ever visited a store just to take a look at the goods and an hour later you find yourself walking out with bags full of purchased products?

Have you ever thought about the reason for this strange behavior? The whole secret is in the hands of smart managers who’ve studied psychological techniques. How to Make Friends in a New City. 105282602_sEF17LAN_c.jpg (Image JPEG, 375x750 pixels) - Redimensionnée (84.