Something I practice on a daily basis are my skills as a conversationalist. I believe having good conversation is the foundation for building good relationships and leaving positive impressions. I could tell you a list of practical reasons those things are important to me (and probably important to you), but I can sum it up simply. I want people to like me and I believe there are more opportunities in life for people who are liked.
A little back story: growing up I didn’t do so well in school. This resulted in me feeling a need to validate my worth by proving I was intelligent and competent, in almost everything. This mindset of my value being attached to my intelligence and competence, led me to become a bit of a talker. [Read more…]