If you're looking bring new, exciting people into your life, you'll need to think a little before you speak. Sure, you don't want to put excess pressure on yourself or be unnatural (remember, you're awesome, just as is), but there are certain things to avoid saying if you want to make a good first impression.
As a certified health coach, I work with people on feeling comfortable in their own skin, while also helping with being aware of their surroundings, meaning the crowd and ambience. It's important to be appropriate in speaking, so gauging how your crowd might react or judging the environment can be helpful. For instance, while you might pound shots to make a fun impression around college friends, you won't want to get wild when out to dinner with your SO's parents or at a work event. Plus, an extra tip: I always say, "Be interested and interesting." (I got this from my mama.) Instead of just being your wonderful, interesting self, also be interested in getting to know the other person by asking questions and engaging him or her in stimulating conversation. People find it easiest to talk about the topic they know most about (themselves), after all. Here are seven things to avoid saying if you want to appearintriguing.