Artfully Changing The Subject

August 6, 2018

This is most useful when you’re asked something you’d rather not answer at that particular moment. Or perhaps you want to ask a specific question, or you’re simply in a state of comatose boredom or that someone has asked you a question that’s completely none of their business. There are many interesting motives for wanting to change the subject of conversation. Your motive might be "just because." 🙂


It’s not that hard and usually people don’t mind a change in the subject. You might be doing everyone a favor. To begin this tactful conversation maneuver, make sure you’re listening closely. That is an inherent advantage introverts share: introverts are better listeners!


First, listen for your cue to segue (pronounced "seg way".)


Get Comfortable with Uncomfortable Conversations: 3 Tools

July 30, 2018

To listen click below. In a talk advising women how to multiply their earning power, self-made billionaire Anne McKevitt insisted that  “you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” That was what motivated her to start jumping out of airplanes. For you and me, that may mean having an uncomfortable conversation. I actually heard that interview […]


3 Minutes to Tell Your Story + a template

July 23, 2018

If you prefer to listen click below. At The Southern C Summit (a creative business owners confab) I got to watch some amazingly creative and smart small business owners pitch to leading magazines. By “pitch” I mean that terrifying experience where you both introduce yourself and explain what you do or propose. It’s the dreaded job interview […]


Leader Readers: 5 Communication Book Recommendations

July 16, 2018

To listen click below. Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading. After many requests for this book list, I finally sat down and wrote out my favorite communication reading recommendations. Finding helpful, updated information that’s presented in an interesting format, is not easy! Basic Persuasion Book The Art of Persuasion: How […]


Basic Anatomy of a Conversation (for Networking, Parties, etc.)

July 9, 2018

To listen click below.         If you could hear the things that people confess to me as a Communication Coach [which I will NEVER share under any type of torture], you might be surprised how many people [who appear to be perfectly normal extroverts] dislike networking. I hear adjectives like “awkward,” “slimy,” […]