5 Signs You’re Making Someone Uncomfortable

5 Signs You’re Making Someone Uncomfortable

5 Signs You’re Making Someone Uncomfortable … and what to do about it.   While waiting for a drink at a coffee shop, I noticed two women in conversation. I was mostly staring off into space, but then something caught my attention. I couldn’t hear the discussion;...
One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance

One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance

One Way to Reduce Others’ Resistance to your ideas and decisions   When my girls were toddlers, I discovered the power of presenting options. If I said, “Put on this shirt” or “It’s time for bed,” rebellion inevitably ensued. But if I asked, “Which of these two...
When to Avoid Eye Contact

When to Avoid Eye Contact

When to Avoid Eye Contact One of the most common “body language” tips out there is Look People in the Eye. Make eye contact! I have said it, too. Eye contact demonstrates that you are present and listening, it can show respect and empathy, it conveys confidence, and...