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“The more specific your questions the better.   If you feel that you can't really continue the conversation without asking questions, you need to ask specific questions.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“Instead of walling off a conversation and saying you'd rather talk about something else, you bring in a deeper and more comprehensive level of analysis. This highlights your intelligence, but it also highlights your emotional engagement.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“Recall that improv is about accomplishing a shared goal. This requires flow, working together, and accepting what other people bring to the table regardless of what it is. That’s the essence of “Yes, AND…” and the opposite of “Yes, BUT…”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“What motivates you, and why?”
Patrick King, Limitless: Destroy Your Fears, Escape Your Comfort Zone, and Conquer Any Goal - Create The Life You Want
“Negative people see life as a series of obligations and hassles.   For”
Patrick King, Magnetic Charisma: How to Build Instant Rapport, Be More Likable, and Make a Memorable Impression - Gain the It Factor
“Rule of Improv Comedy: Be as present and observant as possible so you can see where an interaction is coming from, and where it wants to go.   If you were to analyze really successful improv comedians like Jim Carrey, you will notice that he have a great knack for being in the moment.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“People don’t enter conversations, work or social, with the same intentions. You must understand and cater to that.”
Patrick King, Improve Your People Skills: Build and Manage Relationships, Communicate Effectively, Understand Others, and Become the Ultimate People Person
“Rule of Improv Comedy: React to everything put in front of you, because it was probably put there for a reason.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“Asking people for their advice or opinion is one of the best ways you can build instant rapport and become likeable in the eyes of many people.”
Patrick King, Connect Instantly: 60 Seconds to Likability, Meaningful Connections, and Hitting It Off With Anyone
“David Eagleman once wrote that everyone dies twice – first when we stop breathing, and second when your name is mentioned for the last time.”
Patrick King, Public Speaking: Encore! How to Destroy Anxiety, Captivate Instantly, and Be Memorable - Ace All of Life's Speeches, Performances, and Presentations
“Once that positive or negative impression is set into place, every one of your actions is viewed through it.”
Patrick King, Connect Instantly: 60 Seconds to Likability, Meaningful Connections, and Hitting It Off With Anyone
“the snapshot of yourself that you present to others must be compelling… or at least not negative.”
Patrick King, Connect Instantly: 60 Seconds to Likability, Meaningful Connections, and Hitting It Off With Anyone
“One of the most important social skills you need to learn is the ability to connect with people instantly.”
Patrick King, Connect Instantly: 60 Seconds to Likability, Meaningful Connections, and Hitting It Off With Anyone
“When you position yourself as likeable, bondable, and relatable, it makes people want to deal with you.”
Patrick King, Connect Instantly: 60 Seconds to Likability, Meaningful Connections, and Hitting It Off With Anyone
“By practicing compassion, you destroy all those artificial barriers and you truly understand that we all bleed red.”
Patrick King, Improve Your People Skills: Build and Manage Relationships, Communicate Effectively, Understand Others, and Become the Ultimate People Person
“Yes, AND…” reinforces emotions.   When you use “Yes, AND…” you inevitably end up sending the right emotional signals to the person you're conversing with. Whatever they are conveying, you are agreeing with. You become an ally. You become somebody that they can trust.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“However, if you use the phrase, "Yes, BUT…", you immediately come off as combative. You come off as if you're arguing with them or you are trying to correct them. This turns the conversation into a power struggle. Instead of an ally, you come off as an adversary obviously trying to take control of the agenda.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“A lot of people talk, but they really are not talking to or hearing each other. They're talking to what that person represents. They just talk and wait for their turn to speak while pretending to listen, not bothering to truly hone in and listen to the other person. In other words, it's all about you.   As”
Patrick King, Everyday Charisma: Techniques for Mass Appeal, Charm, and Becoming a Social Powerhouse
“By keeping an eye out for hints that people leave for the reactions they want, you can increase the likelihood that your conversations will be longer, more emotionally engaging, and lead to where you want them to go.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“Human beings are not very imaginative nor creative, so we try to put all our experiences into existing templates and categories based on our previous experiences.”
Patrick King, The Science of Likability: Charm, Wit, Humor, and the 16 Studies That Show You How To Master Them
“Eye contact is a gateway to interpersonal intimacy.”
Patrick King, Everyday Charisma: Techniques for Mass Appeal, Charm, and Becoming a Social Powerhouse
“In summary, procrastination may arise from problems in each of the nine executive functions—(1) inhibition, (2) self-monitoring, (3) planning and organization, (4) activity shifting, (5) task initiation, (6) task monitoring, (7) emotional control, (8) working memory, and (9) general orderliness.”
Patrick King, The Science of Overcoming Procrastination: How to Be Disciplined, Break Inertia, Manage Your Time, and Be Productive. Get Off Your Butt and Get Things Done!
“Right! It turns out there are at least five ways procrastination can actually be useful in certain instances.”
Patrick King, The Science of Overcoming Procrastination: How to Be Disciplined, Break Inertia, Manage Your Time, and Be Productive. Get Off Your Butt and Get Things Done!
“Studies have shown that simply smiling and acting happy and positive can literally change moods.”
Patrick King, Conversation Tactics: Strategies to Charm, Befriend, and Defend
“Your ability to associate your presence with past great mood memories opens an opportunity for interpersonal intimacy.”
Patrick King, The Science of Likability: Charm, Wit, Humor, and the 16 Studies That Show You How To Master Them
“triggering happy memories of past positive moods and getting your conversation partner to identify those happy positive memories with your conversation, you pave the way for them identifying you with positive elements of their lives.”
Patrick King, The Science of Likability: Charm, Wit, Humor, and the 16 Studies That Show You How To Master Them
“This will force you to dig deep, exercise your creative half, and find the positive insight in any topic that arises.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“Show appropriate levels of emotional reaction. If you're able to do this properly, this lets them know that you care about what they're talking about. Also, what they are saying is as important to you as it is to them.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“strategically using your reactions, you can shift the direction to a middle ground that is more acceptable to both of you, and eventually to a topic that you want.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques
“about others sharing something with you and being simultaneously being affected by what you share. You acknowledge the ideas and the information that they're sharing so that they become emotionally engaged.”
Patrick King, Improve Your Conversations: Think On Your Feet, Witty Banter, and Always Know What To Say with Improv Comedy Techniques

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