We are human beings, and the one thing that’s absolutely necessary for us to thrive is the connection with others. In this month’s Edge, we dive into three titles all written by Patrick King. The first is Improve Your People Skills, where King encourages his readers to foster connections with people. The second being Better Small Talk, which is a deep dive into how to make something that usually feels awkward into a rewarding interaction. The third book we uncover is How to Talk to Anyone, a book about being more interested in conversation rather than interesting. All three books are written under the same umbrella: that we can create real connection, if we just make the effort to put ourselves aside and focus on driving the conversation organically.
Considering the wide range of self-development books we all read, it can often seem like they offer conflicting advice. For every book that conveys the importance of banning distractions to achieve more, there’s another that implores us to give ourselves grace and be okay with doing less. But these books really don’t conflict at all […]
What does improving your public speaking really mean? Does it mean you’ll make more sales? Convince people to see things your way? Those are just effects. The purpose of mastering public speaking is much broader— it’s about taking control of your own voice and making what you think and feel on the inside clearer and […]
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