I couldn’t agree with thiss article more. And it’s very good fot ESL learners too.
What are the fundamentals of conversation skills?
What do you say when you’re face to face?
Let’s break it down:
1) “Be yourself” is often bad advice.
Is “be yourself” the best advice before a job interview? Hell, no. Dress nice, be polite and act enthusiastic no matter what you’re like, right?
What does “be yourself” even mean? You’re not the same person moment to moment. Face it, you can be moody.
“Fake it until you make it” works. Does acting a bit in social settings mean you’re dishonest? No.
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