5 Minutes to Confident Body Language (Guest Post)

Hi everyone! Today’s post is by Nick from GoBodyLanguage.com. 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 http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/making-a-weakness-a-strength

Check out GoBodyLanguage.com

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 GoBodyLanguage.com, and I … Read More

Telling Stories in Conversation

Stories put your ability to connect into overdrive. People are wired for storytelling, and the easiest way to someone’s heart is not through their stomach but through storytelling. Unfortunately, it’s easy to tell a story badly.  You’ve probably been subject to rambling storytellers that take forever to get to the point — or worse, don’t seem to have a point at … Read More

3 Hobbies That Teach Social Skills

Social skills improve with practice. The more time you spend interacting with others, the better you become at social interaction (makes sense, right?) Unfortunately, finding the opportunity to practice can be difficult. If you want to be a better runner, you can lace on your shoes and run around the block, but if you want to get better at social skills, … Read More

MLK Day 2013

As always on MLK day, I want to take the opportunity to share with you my favorite speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. I gave this speech at a competition my senior year of college, and I count that moment as one of my proudest accomplishments. This speech means a lot to me, and I hope it will inspire you … Read More

2012 Reflections

What a year. One year ago, I launched Improve Your Social Skills. In that year, incredible things have happened. We’ve been featured all over, including About.com, Puttylike, and F***inghomepage.com Over 100,000 people have visited Improve Your Social Skills I’ve added over 8,500 words of new content — including a dating guide, blog posts, and quick how-to guides. And 2013 is going to be even … Read More