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How Can I Get Better at Small Talk?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

How can I get better at small talk? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wit...

Introduction To Me

Genevieve Liu | Posted 06.22.2016 | Teen
Genevieve Liu

I'm half adult. Even when I was a very little girl, grown-ups would tell my mom, "Wow, Genevieve is so mature." And I guess I can understand why they would say this. I was very polite, calling them "Mr." and "Mrs." and responding to their questions in very calm and at times, absurdly nice ways.

15 Expert Tips for Crafting Great Openings

Yusuff Busayo | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Yusuff Busayo

According to a Writers Digest piece, the opening line makes or breaks a story. If it doesn't grab readers' attention immediately, it's over. As cont...

Writing Your Blurb or Bio: The Essential Points

O'Brien Browne | Posted 03.09.2017 | Business
O'Brien Browne

In today's hyper-connected world in which we are daily bombarded with electronic, auditory, written and visual signals and images, the average person grants someone presenting their blurb perhaps 10 to 20 seconds to grab their attention.

P.I.M.P. Your Conference Calls

Oliver Leung | Posted 01.22.2017 | Business
Oliver Leung

My very first conference call was on a landline with two other friends. It blew my mind. Back then, calling a third party became a party. Little has c...

Win-Win < Win-Win-Win

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

"Win-win-win" is situation in which you are not directly involved in an agreement between two people who stand to benefit, either in their personal or professional growth.

Important Lesson for Artists: How to Introduce Themselves

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Artists, like everyone else meet people all the time, and it makes sense to reach out to people you don't know or don't know well, finding opportunities to mix with people who might become buyers.

How to Make a Powerful First Impression

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

It takes only seconds for others to form an opinion of us when we meet them for the first time. What they initially see becomes their own personal version of the truth, and it can be hard to change a first impression.

How to Introduce a Speaker

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

A well-executed introduction establishes a speaker's credibility, piques the interest of the audience, and creates an environment for an impactful speech. The following tips will help you confidently introduce a speaker at your next event.

How Not to Introduce a Speaker

Adam Grant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

After giving a few hundred speeches in the past year, I've been struck by the variety of ways that different people introduce the same speaker. Some introductions energize me and seem to leave the audience excited to hear from me. Other introductions inadvertently make it more difficult to deliver a successful speech.

The Gift We Love to Receive But Forget to Give

Adam Grant | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Adam Grant

There's one form of giving that involves few costs, while offering offers dramatic benefits to the people around us. It's the single best way to help someone fall in love, and the most common way that people find a job. It's also the reason that the Beatles and the iPhone came to exist.

How to Be a Connector and Make Valuable Introductions

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.

How Do You Do? The Etiquette of Introductions

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

Outdated customs are a good example of how etiquette, when executed correctly, provide a clear structure for accepted manners. Nowadays, introductions can be confusing and, at worse, embarrassing.

One Kiss or Two? The Etiquette of Social Kissing

Jo Bryant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jo Bryant

As a general rule, don't kiss people you don't know unless you are introduced to them in a social environment.

And Nice to Meet You, too

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Diel

Perhaps atypical of Estonian dinner parties, the conversation -- on their part -- flowed. But I couldn't take part. I could only sit and wonder: Who are you people? But I didn't ask. I didn't want to be too American, to pry with invasive questions.