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Learn Sign Language

7 Reasons Why You Should Learn Sign Language

You may never have had a desire to learn sign language.  I hope that in the next few minutes I can show you why it would be a great feather in your cap. #1: Hearing Loss is Common Hearing loss is much more common than you think.  There are approximately one million deaf people living in the United States alone. Elegance and charms means that you show a deep respect for all people.  Gentility is an inclusive behavior and people should not be made to feel left out because you are unable to enter even basic communication with them. #2:  […]

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how to greet people

Greetings – How to meet people with style and grace

I always remember the expression that “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  The first time that you meet someone is a landmark event for any future contact that you may have with that person.  This makes it very important to start off the relationship in a healthy way, and know how to meet people with style and grace.  If you take a moment to think about some of the people that you know, you will most likely have a very clear memory of your first meeting, as well as your initial impressions as to their character. […]

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Keep Calm in a difficult situation

How to keep calm when in a difficult conversation

There is no room in good society for a lady who is intolerant of the lives  of other people. Such women are soon weeded out as being unsuitable to invite anywhere and generally unpleasant to be around.  We all know what it feels like to find ourselves trapped in a difficult conversation.  We struggle to find the way to keep calm. Learning the art of tolerance involves allowing people to live their life as they choose.  This is regardless of their differing opinions, practices, religion, race, gender, nationality, background or socio-economic status. Tolerance is not simply agreeing with like-minded people […]

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too much information tmi

TMI What I don’t want to know about you

“It is so lovely to meet you.  I am looking forward to hearing a lot more about your life, family, friends, career and interests.” Before you take this as an open invitation to tell me absolutely every boring detail about your life, let me tell you what I don’t want to know about you. TMI = Too much information. Problems that you have with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, parents Every lady needs to have one or two long-standing personal friends who become confidants.  We all need someone to share our innermost problems.  Unless I am one of them, I do […]

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Women listening

The Dying Art of Listening Skills

Understanding of people around you is gained by being able to really listen. Although we hear instinctively, listening skills need to be developed and worked upon. A woman who does not know how to really listen to people will come across as being self-absorbed and lacking compassion. Great tips Here are seven great ways for you to help improve your listening skills. If you can just take one lesson from this, you will become a better person. Try to keep your mind free of other thoughts. If there is something niggling away at you, you can tell yourself “I will […]

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Great Conversation Starters

Easy Conversation Starters – Small talk is big business

Typical Conversation Starters… “Yesterday, I did blah, blah, blah..” “My child said blah, blah, blah..” “I saw blah, blah, blah on the TV.” The reason that good conversation starters are lacking in our modern times is that we have become lazy and self-absorbed. We much prefer to talk about ourselves than discuss something which may be of interest to the other person. Skilled in the art of conversation There is something special, though, when you meet someone who is skilled in the art of conversation. They raise topics that are interesting and thought provoking. You are often excited to meet […]

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Swearing and the Lady

Is Women Swearing Acceptable?

I know that peer pressure encourages us to swear. Swearing is verbal communion, where we use keywords which represent various emotions and connect us as a group. I understand this need to be accepted in our community.  However, as a lady, I seek to minimize offense that my ignorance might cause to other people.   Just as there are groups who use profanity to connect, there are also groups who connect through the quality of their language. Therefore, this urge to connect with your peers also serves to disconnect you from those in the wider community. I can see no […]

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