Social Transformation: A New Site on Social Anxiety and Relationships


As many of you already know, I now have a new site on relationships and social anxiety at Social Transformation.

Currently there are 40+ articles published on our blog, which provides many healthy tips and advice on how to better manage your social anxiety and build more social confidence.

In case you missed any of these articles, I wanted to take the time and highlight my favorite posts from this year. Check them out below!

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10 Tips to Attract True Love That Actually Work


Finding love is not about settling for whoever enters your life. It’s about being confident, going out there and developing a relationship with the kind of person you only dreamed of till now. If you think that you are not so gutsy to go out and find the true love you really deserve then this informative article would guide you. Just follow all the tips mentioned here and you will be fine.

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Seven Self Improvement Tips for Entrepreneurs


Being your own boss has its own set of perks and drawbacks. While you probably enjoy the freedom to set your own hours and center your career around what interests you, many entrepreneurs find it difficult to self-motivate and become the best they can be. Here are a few of the top tips to continue growing and learning throughout the stages of your career.

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5 Lessons Standup Comedians Can Teach You About Public Speaking

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If you want to improve your public speaking, there is no better place to look than the world of standup comedy.

A good comedian is a master of public speaking. Not only do they have to be confident and comfortable on stage, but they are expected to be humorous and entertaining as well. As Jerry Seinfeld once said, “No one is more judged in civilized society than a standup comedian. Every 12 seconds you’re rated.”

Standup comedy is one of the most difficult professions to be successful at. They have to face tremendous amounts of failure and embarrassment before they can get to where they are. And there is nothing more humiliating than “bombing” in front of an audience, where every joke lands flat and everyone is left staring at you blankly as you try to squeeze out a few laughs.

In the new book Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker, David Nihill enters the world of standup comedy and discovers key lessons that anyone can use to improve their public speaking.

Whether you’re giving a public presentation to a business, school, or government organization, there is a lot you can learn from standup comedy. And learning these skills can really take your speaking ability to the next level.

Unlike a comedian, most public speakers aren’t expected to be very funny or entertaining. But even adding just a little bit of humor to your presentation will make you stand out from the crowd and become more memorable.

Here are a few key lessons we can learn from standup comedians on how to improve our public speaking abilities.

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7 Mind-Dissecting Questions to Help Others Get to the Root of Any Problem


People ask us for help all of the time – maybe you’re a therapist helping a patient, or a manager dealing with a coworker, or a teacher aiding a student.

When put in these types of positions, your goal is to get to the root of what another person needs from you and to address that problem as clearly and effectively as possible.

To get to the root of what someone needs from you, you need to know how to ask the right questions. The right question can often cut through any distractions or muddiness and bring you to the core of a situation or problem.

In the new book The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, & Change the Way You Lead Forever, Michael Bungay Stanier shares his top seven questions for becoming a better leader and coach. He teaches you helpful techniques on how to accomplish more in your daily conversations by saying less.

The key to any good leadership (or any type of communication) isn’t to give elongated speeches filled with wondrous advice and insights, but to instead ask “mind-dissecting” questions that help you uncover exactly what it is someone needs from you and how you can provide that.

Throughout this article, I will share these 7 simple questions mentioned in the book and why they can be so effective no matter what type of leader you are. In fact, these aren’t just good questions for becoming a better coach, they are actually good questions to improve any type of conversation that is centered around fixing a problem.

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