When it comes to conversation, good storytelling follows a slightly different set of rules than novels and movies do. Here are six steps to telling better stories for your next chat.
People have all sorts of dating dealbreakers they like to lay out on the table. From country music to religion, to policial alignment, there are millions of places to draw the line. But, at least in my book, there are only three dating dealbreakers that are written in stone.
I don’t denounce my heritage or my culture. I need both to make me, me. But I want people to understand the line between the two. I want my heritage to be my part of my background, not center stage. I want to be seen as an American as much as anything else.
“Why can’t I just give a woman a compliment?” This is the common response I hear from men who don’t understand why unwarranted feedback on our appearance tends to be ill-received. Aside from an eye-roll, I really have nothing to offer these knuckle-draggers. However, I do have a bit of advice for those well-meaning folks who just don’t understand the mechanics of a good compliment.