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I have a friend that brought this up and I thought it was a fabulous idea - so much so that I used it as one of my Thought Provokiing Questions to members of my website.

Here goes...

Make a new commitment - create a new habit - of having really great conversations! No more...“hey, what do you think of the weather“...or “how many times did you go to the gym this week?“. When we have great conversations with people, it makes our connections so RICH! (Of course, unless you don’t want to create a connection!)

Think about how putting yourself out there...sharing a bit of you and learning something new about someone else...creates something new in the way you show up and the way you act with a new person...or an old one for that matter.  

So go out and have a really great conversation!

I would love to hear people share their experiences!

Merry Christmas!
Christine



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • Would you like to hear the calories intake of mind today?

      Is this a good start?  For I don’t want to ask “How many calories of your intake today?”  That’s rude.  So ask me back.

      Hee estatic



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      Christine Laureano wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • *ha...wwwaayyy tooo many!!! It wasn’t an all or nothing day - it was an everything, all day kind of food day!

      Hey, one day out of the year.

      And how about you? What your your feast day like?

      *chuckle chuckle



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      Psalmist wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • cl, okay help me here, i can do conversations via im or email, but as an extroverted introvert, i have major issues doing that face to face.  i’m getting better, but i still get flustered or go blank when speaking about something about which i am not passionate.  and forget talking to men who show interest, english becomes my second language tongue out(and i speak extremely well, i used to do voice ads for gosh sake...)



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      Inakika wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • Okay, this is not part of your blog, but has anyone ever told you, Claureano, that you look like Jane Seymour? Beautiful smile and all!



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • If someone asked me “How are you?” sometimes I feel it is just a Hi and they expect a simply “Fine“... and I said in return, “Now it is better for I see you.” That always brings a smile to their faces and then the conversation started.

      If they asked me, “What’s up?”  then usually are friends that know me a bit more, so I answer “Seven” “Hah?” “Seven Up!”
      or “The sky” “Hah?” “The sky is still up!”

      A good smile and a little practice of humor will start the conversation going - sometimes, I just wish I could keep my mouth shut.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • China.......how rude to ask about calories.....Don’t you know that they don’t count on Dec. 24-25......or Dec.31......or any day for that matter????? LOLOLOLOL



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • Jenni you are right. Let’s include Thanksgiving day too!



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • For me, those phrases, “what you think of the weather“, etc. are ice-breakers, I like to test the waters before I jump in.  I am very selective with whom I share personal info with.  

      They are some people, I have know for years and prefer to only know what they think about the weather or how many times they have been to the gym...



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • BTW, like Ingrid said, you do look like Jane Seymour.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • Oh, one thing I do like to share - for some reasons, the foreign born orientals do not like to be asked “Where you are from originally“, even after a lengthy conversation.  I am not sure if it is the cultural thing.  I first felt threatened.  Now I am used to it for everyone asked everyone which state you are from original.  Somehow, I will still be very tactful.  

      Also in our country, asking “How’s the weather?” no good either.  It is best to say “How do you like the weather?”



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      Jacquie6363 wrote Dec 25, 2008
    • CD, I think that is an uncomfortable question for all cultures..same with the island folks...



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      Christine Laureano wrote Dec 26, 2008
    • I really get the extroverted introvert. I too walk that path! Really...it has taken time and patience for me as well...and as a coach, it’s super important to be able to have great converstaions.  

      What I find that helps...if you feel uncomfortable talking with peoplel (some more than others), make it about them - not you. What I mean is this...don’t worry about talking about you, ask about them. Be an observer and think of something that you would like to know about the other person. If you don’t know the person, keep  it light. Yes, icebreakers - like the weather - work, but then make it a little more intersting.  

      I have been told I look like different people, but Jane Seymour is a new one  *giggles  thanks!



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