I speak "flatly", with little inflection, tonal variation, or expressiveness. How can I change? [more inside]
I apparently don’t sound intelligent when I speak. Is there a way to solve this that doesn’t involve therapy or Toastmasters? Please help! [more inside]
They say you should look people in the eyes when you're talking to them. But I'm unable to think while looking another person in the eyes. This leaves me in a position where either 1) I have to look away while I'm thinking/talking, occasionally glancing at the person - which makes me appear shifty; or 2) I look the person in the eyes and stupid or at least ineloquent things come out of my mouth. Can I solve this? Which is the lesser evil? [more inside]
Brevity is the soul of wit, which is funny, because it reminds me of this short joke I heard a few months ago...
How can I be less long-winded? [more inside]
Oh, so you're a [insert profession here]! How [insert whacky generalization and misguided curiosity here]?
What is the first question people ask when you tell them what you do? Are there common misconceptions or generalizations that people make? How do you tactfully and/or humorously correct them? [more inside]
Help me stop staying "you know" when I am having professional conversations with clients. [more inside]