What I Learned From A Conversation Fail

¬†Success can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.

Tim Ferriss

One of my favourite communication challenges is to have an ‘uncomfortable conversation’.

I truly believe that the more you practice it, the more at ease you’ll be when it gets to presentation time.

‘Uncomfortable conversations’ can include: asking for a pay rise, cold calling, asking someone on a date, etc, but a very simple was is to initiate a conversation with a stranger.

Last week I braved the below-zero chill in New York City to experience the St Patrick’s day parade. I’ve never seen such a big celebration of this event, nor have I seen so many people decked out in bright green. I think 90% of them weren’t even Irish! Oh well, good on them for getting involved! [Read more…]