Art of Dating

8 Easy Ways to Have Better Conversations


Having a Conversation

Does the idea of boring small-talk with Uncle Bob or chatting with an attractive person make you tense? If you’re like many people, conversation anticipation will put a few beads of sweat on your forehead. But here’s the good news: While conversation skills are just that–skills to be practiced–some can be implemented swiftly. As a social skills coach we know … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Building Self-Confidence: Fake it ‘til You Make it


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Building self-confidence will help you in nearly every aspect of your life.  From attracting women to earning more respect from bosses and co-workers, increasing self-confidence will have everyone seeing you in a more positive light.  But if confidence doesn’t come naturally, then you may have to work to build it up.  That is, you’ll have to learn how to “fake … Read More


in Confidence

How to Hold Great Eye Contact


My friends don’t have it easy. They always serve as unknowing test subjects in my social experiments. I write “unknowing,” but I do feel like they suspect at least something. One clue is that their first question always seems to be: “What book are you currently reading?”. Probably a veiled attempt to foresee the experiment they are about to undergo. … Read More


in Art of Dating, Building A Connection, Confidence

Building Confidence — The Skyline of Life


Building Confidence -- The Skyline of Life

Confidence, like a building, takes a lot of effort to develop, regular maintenance to keep it in good shape, but just a single blow to destroy it. Here’s how to ensure you’re nurturing — and not abandoning — your confidence to the elements. [Photo by gags9999] It can take months, years, even decades to build a superstructure or sky rise … Read More


in Confidence, Self Mastery

How to Restore Your Confidence After It Takes A Hit


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If you’re working hard and taking chances in life, here’s an uncomfortable truth: You will fail from time to time, and certainly more than the average person. The cost of confronting your limitations, of course, is your sense of confidence, the one quality we need to succeed and risk losing when we fail. Understanding how to restore confidence when it … Read More


in Art of Dating, Confidence

Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism


Birdman, Self-Doubt, and the Fear of Criticism

In this writer’s estimation, anyone who has ever attempted to make/do/create something (isn’t that all of us?) should be able to take away something from the movie Birdman.[Image by Fox Searchlight] Author’s note: There are minor Birdman spoilers in here. If you haven’t seen the film yet, reading this won’t necessarily ruin it for you, but some of this piece … Read More


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