People Skills are Face to Face Communication Skills

This video illustrates the crisis we are sharing now and which will only get worse in interpersonal communication.  To have over 400 “Friends” and be lonely – to miss out on the richness of life for the sake of sharing the mundane of our existence; such a sad commentary about how we respect ourselves and […]

How to Instantly Connect with Anyone

Wouldn’t you agree that life is all about quality connections? Our success, happiness and well-being are largely the by products of our ability to get along well with others and cultivate positive relationships. Below is a checklist of ingredients that we discuss in our communication and interpersonal relationships workshops. You can see more information on […]

New Cell Phone Rules Reviewed by the FAA

The FAA has decided to review their rules about cell phones and other electronic devices being allowed to be turned on during take off, landing as well as during flights. Do you believe that the flying public will be gracious about using them in a non-disturbing way? We would like to read your comments. http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57590415-94/faa-to-loosen-rules-on-in-flight-electronic-devices-says-wsj/

Is Asking For Common Courtesy An Extreme Response To Incivility?

We can’t seem to expect courtesy as a normal part of living, and so we resort to creating special areas in which people agree, by entering the roped-off space, to temporarily forgo barbarity. But it is a sad substitute for basic manners. It is an admission that we’ve abandoned any hope of encouraging thoughtful regard for others outside these narrow zones. And it doesn’t produce courtesy, just a stern vigilantism of inflexible rules.

Sidewalk Etiquette

By Kathleen Baines, Columnist on November 1, 2010 Our generation has lost most forms of etiquette — it’s a bold claim, albeit a true one. I have my own theories as to why this decline happened — the substitution of old-fashioned methods of child-rearing with the “I’m your buddy, not your parent” model, the refusal […]

Tech Nuts Too Rude for Food

The New York Post By AMBER SUTHERLAND and CLAYTON JONES Last Updated: 1:23 PM, October 6, 2010 It’s enough to give you indigestion. In an era when compulsive technology freaks find silence deafening, diners texting, tweeting, e-mailing or gabbing on cellphones in restaurants are ruining New Yorkers’ appetites. A new Zagat survey of 40,000 New […]