The Case For Small Talk

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

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

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

How Parents Can Help Children With Asperger’s

With the right support, a child with Asperger’s can go far. I should know. I have Asperger’s, but thanks to the support of my parents (and some hard work), I have overcome many of the challenges of Asperger’s. If your child has Asperger’s or a similar condition, you play a pivotal role in leading your child to success. Read on … Read More

5 Minutes to Confident Body Language (Guest Post)

Hi everyone! Today’s post is by Nick from He shares how your body language can impact your confidence, and gives some excellent tips for improving your body language. His tips will help you both feel and look more confident, so read on! — Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are is the title of a recent TED talk by Harvard Business School professor … Read More

How To Speak With Confidence & Authority

The way you speak matters. If you don’t sound like you expect respect, you might not get it. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a natural leader to speak with authority, or the king of self-esteem to speak with confidence. With a little practice, anyone can begin to speak with authority and confidence. Don’t believe me? Just keep reading

One Simple Rule to Overcome Anxiety

Fear often keeps us from the things we want. Maybe we want to go talk to that guy, or ask that girl out, or go to that party. But we’re afraid. What if  he doesn’t want to talk to me? What if she says no? What if I feel awkward at the party? In the moment, these fears can seem … Read More

Review of Being Frank – Great Book for Kids with Asperger’s.

Although most of the visitors to Improve Your Social Skills are adults, I do get a lot of questions from parents who are interested in social skills training for their kids. Sometimes it’s because the kids have Asperger’s or a similar condition, and sometimes it’s just because kids are kids and need a little help learning the social skills. While Improve Your Social … Read More

Improve Your Social Skills featured on TV!

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that Improve Your Social Skills was featured on my local TV station, KXAN. If you’d like to learn more about my story, check out the video below! You can also read the story online at

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Hey guys! I know things have been a little quiet at Improve Your Social Skills recently, but never fear — cool things are in the works, and you’ll be able to see the fruits of my labor soon. In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about a cool new resource for learning body language. It’s called, and I … Read More