Author: Carmen Jacob

Self conscious

How to Be Less Self-Conscious

Popo, the baby elephant, is born in captivity. To make sure Popo is not going to run away, Stevie, the elephant keeper ties a rope on his left front leg. For a few weeks, Popo, it’s trying to break free with no success; the rope is too strong for him. One day, Popo, decide to

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Personal Famility Support System

How to Build a Personal and Family Support System

What is a personal support system and how to build it? The need for a support system is not only to have a soft place to fall or who to ask for help but also, being connected to other people is giving us the opportunity to be useful, to put our skills and knowledge to

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How to Be More Assertive

How to Be (more) Assertive. Assertiveness Skills Training

What is assertiveness? Assertiveness is putting your foot down; it is knowing to ask for what you want, desire and need while considering the wants, desires and needs of others at the same time. Assertiveness requires from you to be: Self-confident, Decisive, Self-assured, Forthright, Firm, And, also empathic. People who don’t know how to be

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Influence Skills

3 Secrets to Improve Your Influence Skills

The fourth core interpersonal skill: Influence Why is influence a significant interpersonal skill? Because we are influencing each other all the time. Most times, though we don’t even realize that we are doing it, and sometimes with devastating unintended consequences. Improve your interpersonal skills by learning the art of influencing people because if you want

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

Effective Communication: How to Improve Your Communication Skills

What is communication? Communication is the process of exchanging information, ideas, feelings, emotions, and thoughts. How are we communicating? Through speech, behavior, body language, writing, attitude and other signals. You know how effective or positive your communication is by the feedback and the response you are getting. I want to point out to you that

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Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills

Negotiation Strategies and Conflict Resolution Skills

Negotiation is placing the opinions, the desires and the needs of all the parties involved side by side not face to face because all the parties have to be visible, heard and considered. You are great in some areas and less great in others, therefore, start your negotiation by knowing what you’re dealing with and

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Interpersonal Skills

What are Interpersonal Skills & How to Improve Them

The human individual evolved from having around and interacting with, on average, 150 people – his/hers tribe (village), to interact and having around thousands of individuals. For this reason, the expression “survival of the fittest” has now a new meaning. The fittest is not any longer the person with the greatest physical strength or the

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