We tend to spend more time with our workmates than anyone else. Annoying habits can creep in easily. How can you go from being a potentially irritating co-worker to being a friend?
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Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.
A few seconds of silence is not a disaster. If you keep your head, it’s not even a cause for concern. It might even be considered an opportunity.
There is a conversation faux-pas that seems obvious to most, oblivious to others. And as we at Awkward Silence chat to people about conversation, we hear many people complain about it again & again.
When we encounter someone who is grieving or in the midst of some awful life event, we rarely know what to say next.
In a slump? Try some of these activities. Next time someone asks you “what’s new?”, you can mention your recent activity and that will lead to an interesting conversation. (The best bit - they are all free!)
Skype is a great way to keep in touch with those who are separated from you by distance. And it can be very awkward. Find out how to add some quality to your quality time online.
One word can make a big impact on a conversation. Try our 4 tips for remembering a person's name.
Sometimes we can draw a blank in conversation. The silence can be deafening & uncomfortable. What’s more, conversations are a terrific opportunity to connect with people and learn, so it’s unfortunate to waste one. How can we avoid awkward silences?
Try our 8 tips to turn arguments into conversations.
People who constantly complain are really boring. Do you always feel negative? Try our 8 tips to be a more interesting & positive person. You’ll feel better and those around you will enjoy your company far more.
Making social talk with your boss is never entirely comfortable. But I used to have it worse than most. The problem I had was that my boss had a giant painting of an undressed woman in her office, right behind her desk.
Have you ever had a bad connection on the phone? It leads to frustration and miscommunication. The same happens with our face-to-face interactions. Awkward Silence discuss things that cause a bad connection and gives tips for avoiding a bad connection.