From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Meeting People and Making Small Talk

And What I Think About It...



Guy Kawasaki has posted an interesting article: "The Art of Schmoozing II." He has ten tips from Susan RoAne for walking into a room and meeting people. RoAne is the author of How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing.

Ms. RoAne's ten suggestions are applicable to nearly any social event where you will be meeting people you don't know. I intend to take the list to Sunday School with me to discuss from the viewpoint of meeting and greeting visitors to church.

I especially liked the last suggestion:
Go everywhere with the intention of having fun. People want to be around the upbeat, fun, interesting, and interested person.

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CONTENTMENT: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry, live simply, expect little, give much, sing often, pray always, forget self, think of others and their feelings, fill your heart with love, scatter sunshine. These are the tried links in the golden chain of contentment.
(Author unknown)

IT IS STILL BEST to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasure; and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
(Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957)

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