One person asked for some examples of effective negs. I did come across the perfect neg just the other day, and it was uttered by none other than Carrie Fisher.
How to Deal With Small Talk Anxiety
And that's the irony of improvisation, whether it be comedy, jazz, social dancing, or anything else that is ostensibly made up on the spot.
And guess what? You can think about conversations in the exact same way.
Why Small Talk Matters
You just stop rolling your eyes now.
Small talk serves a vital purpose with anyone you've just met, and it has nothing to do with the topic itself. That's the biggest misconception people have ...
Do You Even Neg, Bro?
Negging does not mean insulting the other person. It does not mean that you're vile or critical. It's being socially intelligent enough to know when ...
Mirroring — Science or Scam?
Psychologists believe mirroring is an evolved behavior that helps us create emotional bonds with each other ...
Know When to Talk and When to Shut Up
The conventional thinking is that extroverts make the best salespeople. Well, there is now evidence that the conventional thinking is wrong.
The Elusive “Me, Too!” Moment
You can use "me, too!" moments to gauge how well your conversation is going. And when you do catch one, that's the perfect time for a ...
Keep the Conversation Going With “Yes, and …”
Have you ever had a conversation with someone that ended up being a total buzzkill? To explain how these happen, I’m going to delve into the world of ...
Build Rapport with a Timely Callback
The callback is a comedy writing principle that can be applied to real-life conversations. The reason the callback is so powerful is ...
Roll With It
A huge wrench will get thrown into your metaphorical gears. When that happens, the best you can do is to enjoy the unexpected ride and see where it takes you.