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"People Skills" is a rather generic term which implies and encompasses a number of various human activities. First impressions, communication abilities, uplifting and empowering others, talents of influence and persuasion, and creating win-win satisfactory outcomes, all figure prominently in our daily business and social interactions with each other.

If we were animals, this would be so much easier! In other species, patterns of behavior are written generally with unwavering accuracy into their very DNA. However, with human interactions we must also deal with emotions, self-doubt, deception, altruism, greed, courage, and a host of other characteristics, both positive and negative, which greatly complicate the process.

In this Meetup we explore ALL aspects of our interactions with others through the combination of lecture, interactive class format, and written resources. Much has been published on these topics and we draw heavily from authoritative sources in many fields. Importantly, each session is tempered by real life wisdom and experience of the "Meetup Professor" and our participants.

To learn more,

CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/People-Skills-101/events/225167302/) to check out our (Free) People Skills Resource List

To access Dr. Koment's other seminar courses on Meetup dot com:

CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Developing-Your-Financial-IQ/) for "Money 101"

CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Feline-Human-Relations-101/) for "Feline-Human Relations 101"

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The Importance of Gratitude

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**** Session Development Notes (incomplete) We as Americans often take pride in having developed the characteristic of possessing a fierce independence. And the pioneer spirit that originally made us a unique and powerful country continues to live inside each one of us. We honor the "self-made man" who has the "John Wayne" image of needing help from no one. While at times such attitude is beneficial, there is no such thing as a self-made man (or woman). Each of us is the product of the work of many others, often in very subtle ways that none of us might immediately recognize. In this session of People Skills 101, we will explore the many influences in our life that have brought us to where we are today. The emphasis will be on the importance of how our attitude and character are improved by recognizing these truths. We will discuss the benefits to ourselves, as well as to society, for adopting the habit of giving back and being thankful for those who have previously given to us. To help us in this discussion, we shall draw upon the following published works: The Power of Giving – by Azim Jamal and Harvey McKinnon The Generosity Factor – by Ken Blanchard and S. Truett Cathy It's Not What You Sell, It's What You Stand For – by Roy Spence Today We Are Rich – Tim Sanders .... This Meetup will begin at 6:30 pm with 30 minutes for review of the previous session topic, discussion of individual needs, and general socializing. It also gives everyone adequate time to arrive before formal class starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Class will end precisely at 9:00 pm. To receive maximum benefit, plz remember to print and bring with you the class notes that will be made available to all registered attendees the day before this meeting. ==== PLEASE NOTE: The concepts and techniques presented in People Skills 101 are meant to be used with integrity for enhancing people to people relationships, and are NOT intended as means for the manipulation of others. By registering for this session you acknowledge and agree to this moral policy. ====

The Question of Adult Malaise

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**** Session Development Notes (incomplete) Is this really all there is to my life? We all know them; the people in life who are simply existing. They go about their daily routine with little more radiant energy than a zombie. These are people with little regard for their present and even less regard for their future. What causes a person to develop such an attitude? Can that attitude be changed? In this session of People Skills 101, we will examine the Question of Adult Malaise – that chronic feeling of personal dissatisfaction with one's own existence. Our topic will be supplemented by the teachings of such acknowledged authorities as: Mel Robbins John Maxwell Harold Kushner Dale Carnegie .... This Meetup will begin at 6:30 pm with 30 minutes for review of the previous session topic, discussion of individual needs, and general socializing. It also gives everyone adequate time to arrive before formal class starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Class will end precisely at 9:00 pm. To receive maximum benefit, plz remember to print and bring with you the class notes that will be made available to all registered attendees the day before this meeting. ==== PLEASE NOTE: The concepts and techniques presented in People Skills 101 are meant to be used with integrity for enhancing people to people relationships, and are NOT intended as means for the manipulation of others. By registering for this session you acknowledge and agree to this moral policy. ====

The Role of Cultural Literacy in Human Communication

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**** Session Development Notes (incomplete) First published in 1987, E.D. Hirsh's book Cultural Literacy (http://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Literacy-Every-American-Needs/dp/0394758439/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323409678&sr=1-1) created a backlash of controversy as being a narrow and even racist book. Yet the thesis of this book stands today as a testimony to the influence of knowledge transferred through word usage and phraseology, specifically as it relates to an individual's cultural heritage. Cultural Literacy is also an alert to the declining breadth of knowledge taught in our public schools, to the detriment not only of our communication, but also to the understanding of the history of human development. In this session of People Skills 101 we will examine how we may facilitate communication through the use of language based upon knowledge and cultural heritage. Although examples used will be drawn from traditional American culture, similarities exist in all human cultures throughout the world. Reference texts will include Cultural Literacy – by E.D. Hirsh The World is Flat – by Thomas Friedman A Whole New Mind – by Daniel Pink The Knowledge Deficit – by E.D. Hirsch .... This Meetup will begin at 6:30 pm with 30 minutes for review of the previous session topic, discussion of individual needs, and general socializing. It also gives everyone adequate time to arrive before formal class starts promptly at 7:00 pm. Class will end precisely at 9:00 pm. To receive maximum benefit, plz remember to print and bring with you the class notes that will be made available to all registered attendees the day before this meeting. ==== PLEASE NOTE: The concepts and techniques presented in People Skills 101 are meant to be used with integrity for enhancing people to people relationships, and are NOT intended as means for the manipulation of others. By registering for this session you acknowledge and agree to this moral policy. ====

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