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How to defuse meaningless arguments?
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Is Bob, or has he ever been, a salesman? How good are you at saying no to a salesperson? This is a specific sales technique. Until a potential client says a definite No, you treat them as though they ...

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Why is it socially not acceptable to point at someone with your finger?
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why is it that society finds it rude to point at people? What's the harm in doing that? There have been many useful answers. My answer may not be entirely new but I shall try to introduce new factors....

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How can I talk to my friend in order to make sure he won't stay more than two weeks?
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"My gut feeling" Don't ignore a gut feeling. I've done this a couple of times in my life with disastrous results. If you have someone living with you because of your feelings of guilt, you ...

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How can I better handle 'bad-news' talks about family members I don't care about?
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Here's the missing part of the script From experience with my own mother, my guess is that your mother wants you to react in a certain way. If you don't, she keeps talking to try and make the story ...

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How to answer a technical question without sounding patronizing
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A principle I've found useful in a number of situations is to imitate the other person's style of communication. Ask her questions and see how she answers you. Mirror that style back to her - not word ...

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How can I be left alone during the work day without looking awkward or offensive?
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A possible approach is the sandwich technique. https://www.brighthubpm.com/resource-management/56534-the-sandwich-technique-for-giving-feedback/ Here's one way to adapt it. Hey John! Good to see you! ...

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How should I continue working with this client without engaging much personal or mindless chit chat?
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Breaking (and creating) rapport I studied NLP to master's level. (see edit) My guess is that you are naturally good at creating rapport but don't have skill in breaking it. If you master that then you ...

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How to tell my in-laws that they are making my spouse depressed?
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She may, as a result of all this, have an inbuilt lack of trust in people's motives. If you can hand-on-heart say and mean the following, you could say something like: "All this is going on, but ...

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