Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Blind date, and silent

HOW TO TALK TO PRACTICALLY ANYONE ABOUT PRACTICALLY ANYTHING

 

I have a terrible time remembering the titles of books I’ve read. But decades later I still remember this one: How to Talk with Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, by Barbara Walters.

I also have a terrible time remember much about what I’ve read. But I still remember one point from that long-ago book: Show interest in your conversation partner by asking questions. When I remember that advice, I get along much better.

But I will never be as adept as the young woman in this Kid History video (“kids talk, adults act”). Maybe I should be glad I don’t have her “skill,” and I’m definitely glad that my dating days are behind me. Conversationally, I was much more like the guy here.

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6 Responses to “Blind date, and silent”

  1. ahahahahahahahah!

  2. Fun post Noel. Wow, that book is going for a lot on Amazon! Do you still have it? you could sell it for a song if it is in good condition!

  3. That is hilarious!

    James 1:19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak…

    Light travels faster than sound and that is why some people appear bright until they speak!

    I found it life changing when I began to ask people questions and take a genuine interest in them and their lives instead of trying to talk, talk, talk and try to share great pearls of wisdom so they would know what an amazing person I was. Makes me laugh, cry and thank God for His patience with someone as foolish as me!

  4. Such a funny video. Thanks for sharing.
    The Hennepin County Library in MN has the book. :)

  5. Have you ever wondered how you could help those who are less fortunate than you?

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