Sure-Fire Conversation Starters!

Written by Arlen Busenitz

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politics, etc. Show interest in their child, car, or something that they are wearing or holding.Ask how their day is going. "How do you spend most of your time?" Come up with your own conversation starters. Throughout these opening questions you are trying to gain little nuggets of knowledge. You will then use these to show interest in those areas, or ask his/her opinion about them. If he/she reveals that s/he is a writer. Ask his/her opinion on how young writers can get started writing. Continuerepparttar conversation from there using other "Magic- People-Skills" techniques. Observe and look for an opportunity to show interest. This will then get them talking. You need to realize that there is no one right way to start a conversation. Use your mind and decide which phrases to use. If they do not want to talk, do not make them talk. Also give out some information about yourself (use discretion) so it does not seem that you are interrogating them. You knowrepparttar 124119 skills, now apply them.

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A Single 'MoM' Success Story

Written by Rick Beneteau

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The "how-to" of all this is much too lengthy for an article and in fact I addressrepparttar entire process in my about-to-be-released book, however, I want to share with yourepparttar 124118 words my daughter wrote to me, verbatim (grammar and all) in this year's Mother's Day card:

"Thank you for taking care of me and providing for my needs when i needed them when mum wasn't there for me:-( Yourrepparttar 124119 bestest dad i'll ever have you rock! Thank you for looking out for me when i needed someone, i know i am stubborn when it comes to someone giving me advice because i guess i just want to figure things out on my own Thank you so much for giving me allrepparttar 124120 advice you give me. I'm so proud to call you my mum and my dad

I love you"

If you're confused, I really AM her mother too.

My name is Rick Beneteau, and I'm a single parent. If I can do it, so can you!

Rick Beneteau is the author of the best-selling marketing eBook, The Ezine Marketing Machine at:

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