A little break from the norm: usually, while I usually like to show you how to have conversations that are actually interesting and fun – even a short chat with a total stranger….
…Recently I keep being asked, “What do you do when the conversation you’re in dries up? How do you get away?”. Almost every new exchange has its life span – and you might need an exit strategy, even from ones you’ve enjoyed.
So, I made you a video – with a script – for these exact situations. It features a cameo by an A List celebrity. I don’t want to give too much away – let’s just say, the advice I’m giving you is more than a drop in the Ocean(‘s Eleven). In fact, you could say it’s Fantastic (Mr Fox). If you use it, any awkwardness will be Out Of Sight. Syria(na)sly, this tip is good for everyone, to a (Bat)man. No need for blind (Goodnight and Good) Luck.
Ok, this is killing me. Here:
93% of all communication is non-verbal.
Because of this, people will react to your physical cues and take the lead of how you behave.
Thanks very much to Kathleen Probst for inspiring this video, by asking this question on the blog! If you have any questions on networking (or emailing big shots) that you’d like to me answer, then either comment below or send me an email.
Or, if you want specific one-on-one advice, you can book a no-cost, no-obligation chat with me, by clicking HERE.
Over To You
What was the last awkward conversation you were in – and how did you get out of it?
Let me know in the comments below!
Do you know someone that NEEDS to know this tip? Share this blog with them, so they can learn how to channel their inner Clooney, too!
xx (Yes Yes) Marsha
PS if you sometimes have awkward conversations because you can never remember people’s names, then I have an amazing trick for how to remember ANYONE’S – and become the most-liked person in the room. Pop your details in below, and I’ll share it with you:
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Intro/outro music: ‘George Square’, by the amazing David Berkeley: http://www.davidberkeley.com.
Extras: the audience at True Stories Told Live Toronto, March 2014
Crowd filmed by: Sage Tyrtle
Find out more about Happy High Status: in the very brilliant book The Improv Handbook, by Tom Salinsky and Deborah Frances-White
Everything else: copyright Marsha Shandur 2014