Monthly Archive: January 2018

Communication, Socializing, Ice Breaking

How do People Always Have Something to Say?

The title of this post floated to the top of r/social skills recently, and it deserves some attention. A possible better question would be, “How do people always have something entertaining or interesting to say?”. Regardless, the general concepts are roughly the same. If you find yourself at bars, and unable to push your conversation...

Communication, Meeting People

Some Suggestions for Places to Meet People

Meeting new people is one of the most common frustrations among millennials. We’ve created a techno-centric environment that allows us to connect with billions of people around the world, but it’s more challenging to form connections and date. I want discuss the pros and cons of some of the more popular social environments. The Library...

Jokes, Comedy

An Introduction to Joke Telling

Telling jokes is an art form that I’ve been experimenting with ever since my parents labeled me as the jokester sibling. The script stuck, and till this day I feel compelled to entertain whenever I’m surrounded by family and friends. It’s a double-edged swords at times, because once you’re known as the “comedian”, there’s always...

Communication, Confidence

Building Confidence: Monitoring Your Thoughts

  We can do a lot to change our appearance, but there are no clothes, tattoos, or plastic surgery that can make us more socially confident. The language we use to describe ourselves and the way we dress will shape our behavior (e.g. if you call yourself unattractive, you will feel unattractive). Pay attention to...

Communication, Conversations

New Year, New Conversation

What’s up with New Years resolutions? I never understood the New Years hype, but I’m a staunch supporter of all nonviolent festivities, so I pop some champagne and join the crowd. A lot of people like to create new years resolutions, and while they might have the noblest of intentions, they often fall short on...