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Conversation Skills

The 3 Magic Words That Create Great Conversations

Jeremy McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy McCarthy

We all know great conversations when we find ourselves in one. But these moments don't come along as often as we like. With a stranger, we don't know where to begin. And in a long-term relationship, we may feel like we've exhausted the subjects of common interest, and the dialogue becomes more mundane.

Questions Make Good Connections

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The people I admire are the ones who know how to ask me a good question. They know how to carry on a conversation by doing nothing more than asking something about, well, me. If you'd like to be a better questioner as a way of being a better connector, consider the following.

8 Strategies For A Happier Relationship

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

There was a time back in the early days of my now nearly 30-year marriage when a hand-written sign hung over our toilet. It read as follows: "Please remember to put the seat down or [cover your ears, kids] I may be forced to kill you." Yikes.

Education Unplugged: Learning Through Conversation

Michael Roth | Posted 06.23.2012 | College
Michael Roth

One of the wonderful things about teaching through conversation is that we get to help our students unplug from the inputs they have customized to reinforce their own tastes, expectations and identities.

Want More Meaningful Conversations? Try The Five-Minute Rule

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Whatever your age, limiting conversation on topics we tend to go on and on about serves us all. No one gets bored. No one has to interrupt.

The Art of Conversation

Jessica Yorkin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Yorkin

Next time you get the urge to use a keypad instead of your voice, try switching it up a little. I don't know about you but I definitely don't want to keep expressing my emotions with emoticons.

Brain Waves

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

You don't have to become a French Existentialist or even a country music songwriter in order to cultivate thoughts about some of the most important issues of our existence.

'Have Him At Hello' Dating Tips: How To 'Give Good Phone'

Rachel Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rachel Greenwald

Phone charisma is something you should master if you want to be successful in life (and especially in love).

How To Be Your Own Mediator: Tell the Third Story

Grande Lum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Grande Lum

In conflict, two people can view identity as a zero sum game. The more right you are; the more wrong I am. You can sense this mentality creeping into stories we tell ourselves and other people.

Funky to Fabulous: 9 Tips To Be A Better Communicator

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

The bizarre exchange I had last night with my new hair wrangler highlighted how poorly American's listen to one another. Kelly and I chatted as she fl...

How To Be A Brilliant Conversationalist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You probably shy away from some people on social occasions. Their conversations are tedious. You groan inwardly when they approach for you know that t...