New Video On “How To Avoid Talking Too Much”

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Hi everyone! I’ve decided to start up a YouTube channel, where I’ll share social skills videos. I’m still a beginner at the world of YouTube, but I’m hopeful I can provide some helpful videos. My first video is up now — it’s a 60 second explanation of how you can avoid talking too much. Enjoy, and let me know what … Read More

Bids for Connection

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Dr. John Gottman has been studying couples for four decades. He has dedicated his life to figuring out what separates healthy relationships from unhealthy ones, and he’s written more than 40 books on the subject. This guy knows relationships. Most of his research is primarily focused on romantic relationships, but one of his findings can help you in friendships, too. It relates to something … Read More

Finding Your Uniquely Attractive Vibe

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Hello readers! Today’s post is from Sarah Jones, the author of IntrovertedAlpha.com. Sarah is a dating coach who focuses on helping people find a partner naturally, with no sneaky tricks or manipulation. She’s got some good thoughts about uncovering and expressing your positive qualities, so read on!

How to Be More Outgoing (Guest post by David Morin)

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Hi all! A few weeks ago, David was gracious enough to publish an interview with me. Now, I’m returning the favor. He’s got some good tips, so enjoy! David Morin, author of SocialPro.com 8 years ago, David Morin realized that he had to make a change in his social life. He often spent evenings and weekends alone and wanted to … Read More

Give It 100

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Social skills are like any other skill — if you practice, you get better. But in order to practice, you have to start, and you have to keep going. And both of those things are very hard. It’s really easy to wait to start until you’re totally “ready” (which will be never), or burn yourself out by pursuing a new … Read More

Fight Back

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Life is really hard sometimes. There are times when all of the encouragement in the world doesn’t seem to help, times when it feels like the only emotions available are rage or grief or numbness, times when starting another day feels like getting in the ring with Mohammed Ali. Maybe that’s your story today. Maybe that’s been your story for … Read More

How To Teach Kids Social Skills – Guest Post

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Hey guys! This week I have a guest post from Rusty May. Rusty is a veteran school counselor who runs SchoolToolsTV, a site with videos that teachers can use to teach social skills and positive values to their students. He’s an expert on helping kids succeed, and I’m excited to share his thoughts on teaching kids social skills. Although his … Read More

The Case For Small Talk

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Lots of people tell me, “I hate small talk.” And in truth, small talk can be tiresome sometimes. When you’re discussing a topic you don’t care about, it’s natural to get bored. Small talk can be doubly frustrating when you’ve craving deep interactions. After you’ve experienced true heart-to-heart conversation, how can you go back to discussing the weather? It’s understandable … Read More

Choose Courage

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Self-confidence is a catch-22. If you don’t feel confident, then you feel anxious and your anxiety causes mistakes. But when you’re afraid of feeling anxious and making mistakes, it’s very hard to feel confident. Of course, it is possible to build self-confidence. You can give yourself a pep talk, or straighten your posture, or work on your areas of weakness. … Read More

Take Care Of Yourself

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Would you climb a mountain with a backpack full of rocks? You would probably stop and remove the rocks first — even if this means you don’t start your climb right away. Or, if you couldn’t remove the rocks, you would still understand that you don’t need to climb as fast as someone who isn’t weighed down. For some reason, … Read More