October 12, 2017

Wow – I’d Love Your Help! (with “Social Scripts for Sticky Situations”)

Hello, hello:

Many of you have asked over the years, “When is the next book going to be ready?”
While I love writing blog posts (and I LOVE receiving your feedback) I’m not a super-fan of the lag time in between the writing of a book and the getting of your feedback.

With this in mind, I have (this is where you come in) made the decision to put together a webinar that can be downloaded: “Social Scripts for Sticky Situations.”

Why? Because a lot of you have written to me privately saying, “I really struggle with X. I know it’s outside the business realm—but can you help?” And it’s been great to learn that advice has worked.

With this in mind, below are some of the topics I’ve advised on and some I’m considering covering. Because I’d love your feedback on what scripts you would want me to include they are also on this Google doc where you can check off your preferences and add any additional topics you might like to see: 

Parties (personal and professional): 

  • How can I tactfully decline?
  • What do I do if I don’t know anyone?
  • I said something stupid—now what?

Eating in restaurants: 

  • What do I do if I don’t know how to pronounce X? (And should I correct someone who has mispronounced something?)
  • How do I send back food? (And what’s with all the sniffing and the swishing of the wine?)
  • How can I talk about splitting the bill?

Entertaining at home: 

  • My house isn’t fancy—what can I do?
  • My pets/kids can be boisterous—what can I do?
  • Nobody ate their food—what can I do?

Networking events:

  • I stink at small talk—what should I say?
  • When I meet someone interesting I freeze—how can I fix that?
  • How can I follow up without seeming pushy?

Travel (personal or professional):

  • I’m always panicked about forgetting things—what can I do?
  • I’m embarrassed by my car—what can I do?
  • Airplanes are so small now that I feel enormous (and I’m stuck by the window and need to use the bathroom) — what can I do?

Seemingly Simple Conversations (Where I’m Supposed to Be in Charge…:)

  • My doctor makes me feel stupid for asking questions—what can I do?
  • I have trouble telling my hairdresser/housekeeper/babysitter/contractor what I want done—what do I do?
  • I’m feeling pressured to buy something out of my price range—what do I do?

It’s a Tricky Conversation (and I Want to be in Charge: )

  • There’s been a kerfuffle with the kids at school, and now we all have to go to the principal’s office—what do I do?
  • A family member wants to borrow money—what do I do?
  • I need to talk to my parents about their declining health—what do I do?

As you can see, there’s a lot to choose from! Again if you could let me know which topics are of the greatest interest to you, I’d be so appreciative.

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