Love Could Be An Errand Away

Written by Toni Coleman, LCSW

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* Become a great conversationalist. Yes, anyone can master this. It's about focusing onrepparttar other person, deeply listening and offering interesting, upbeat thoughts and topics. With a stranger, keep it simple. Afterrepparttar 135014 first exchange, ask them easy questions about themselves. Not too personal or probing. "So, if you come here a lot to eat, you must live/work nearby." "I've been here a few times, but don't think I've seen you before." Or offer something about yourself. "I'm a vegetarian and this isrepparttar 135015 best shop for meatless sandwiches that I have found." You get it - safe, pleasant ways to ask about them, share about you and keeprepparttar 135016 conversation going. "On nice days like this I often eat inrepparttar 135017 park downrepparttar 135018 street- want to join me?"

* Use common sense and take precautions with any strangers. He's very cute, but so was Ted Bundy. Never give out your home number, address or any personal information to someone you have just met "onrepparttar 135019 street." Most people completely understand and agree with this kind of caution and would not be offended if you explained your need to only give a first name, work phone number or an email address. If this first meeting leads to an offer to get together again, accept by all means if it feels right. But plan to meet in a public place until you have more information about them. Once you have had a few meetings/dates, you can exchange home phone numbers and more personal information.

* Closerepparttar 135020 deal. So, you two have been standing in line and talking while your sandwiches were being made. You are very interested and don't want to just say good-bye. What can you do? You can reiterate that you eat here a few times a week and tell them that you hope to see them on Wednesday at around noon. You can pick up on something they might have shared such as their participation on their workplace sponsored softball team. " My team will be playing onrepparttar 135021 mall on Sunday at 4, when do you guys play?" Perhaps we will play opposite each other and can talk afterrepparttar 135022 game." Of course, there's alwaysrepparttar 135023 suggestion of eating your sandwiches together at that park downrepparttar 135024 street...

Joining singles clubs and groups, posting personal ads and/or doing volunteer work are all great ways to try to connect with compatible, available singles. However, they are notrepparttar 135025 only way. Many great loves started from chance meetings inrepparttar 135026 couple's everyday world. So, get out there, really mingle and open your mind torepparttar 135027 possibility that when you go aroundrepparttar 135028 next corner you will come fact to face with Mr/Ms Right.

Toni Coleman, MSW is a licensed psychotherapist and relationship coach who has been quoted in many publications including: The Chicago Tribune and The Orlando Sentinel newspapers and Family Circle, Woman's Day, and Star magazines. She has been featured on ABC News; Discovery Health Channel and AOL Online. She is a weekly contributing commentator on the KTRS Radio Morning Show, (St. Louis, MO). Toni founded in 2002.

Top 10 Tips For TV Interview Success

Written by Joanne Mallon

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7. What to wear – avoid spots, stripes (including pinstripe shirts and suits) and small patterns – they makerepparttar camera go squiffy (‘strobing’ to be precise). Also avoid all black and white.

8. Ensure that everything about you is congruent withrepparttar 134952 message you are giving. If your message is sober, dress accordingly (leaverepparttar 134953 Homer Simpson tie at home).

9. Remember that virtually everyone who ever appeared on television (including famous people) felt nervous beforehand. Nerves just show you that you’re part ofrepparttar 134954 human race. Use your nerves to create energy.

10. Use your appearance to give yourepparttar 134955 most benefits. Tell your past, present and future clients all about it and if possible include a link to it on your website.

© Joanne Mallon 2005 – Extracted from The Beginner's Guide to TV Interviews – e-book available from

Joanne Mallon was a producer for all of the UK's leading TV channels including the BBC, ITV and GMTV. She has coached thousands of people through TV interviews, from novices to famous celebrities. She now helps women in the media achieve their potential and helps businesses attract publicity. For your free media marketing ezine visit or email

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