Monday, January 09, 2006

Don't know what to say?

Here's a list of situations shy people may have trouble with.

Here's what I need from you: 1) add more types of mind-blanking situations I should be sure to include OR 2) take one of these and offer suggestions about what to say.

What to say to a VIP or CEO (in a meeting or in the elevator)
How to disagree with your boss and your coworkers (on something important)
How to handle offensive interviewers (e.g. getting too personal, asking what your SAT score was or about your personal life)
How to get along with a new guy at a longtime client
How to talk about money (negotiating your salary or following up on a promised bonus)
What to say when you think you might have offended someone
Dealing with difficult people (from passive aggression to bullying to a narcissistic personality disorder)

What else....