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    Bear and I just got back from working the Hollywood Collectors show with his mom. Bear has the true gift of gab - he can talk to anyone about anything, anytime. I, however, seem be the opposite; it seems no matter how hard I try my conversations are just off. It's like I can't tune in to everyone else's rhythm, I'm always half a beat off. Any one else ever have that feeling?
    A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
    In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil. :evil:

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    Re: Gift of gab - or not

    Originally posted by bejeweledcat View Post
    Bear and I just got back from working the Hollywood Collectors show with his mom. Bear has the true gift of gab - he can talk to anyone about anything, anytime. I, however, seem be the opposite; it seems no matter how hard I try my conversations are just off. It's like I can't tune in to everyone else's rhythm, I'm always half a beat off. Any one else ever have that feeling?
    You better believe i'm the same way! I'm a very shy person and I don't like to talk alot or voice my opinion because if I do, they tend to not make sense or I get flustered in speaking. I hate that that happens, most of my friends are the complete opposite.
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      Re: Gift of gab - or not

      You are not alone.

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        Anne ( buttercup) says I have the gift of gab, I am not sure but I do tend to talk to anyone who comes near me

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          I definatly have the gift of gab.. ask my hubby lol:lol:

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            Karla, you AND Annie have the gift of gab!!

            I don't... with people i know really well and am comfortable with then YES but people I kinda know or strangers... No way. It sucks. I hate it. I wish I could talk to people.
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            Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
            And I can tell you 'bout today
            And how I picked you up and everything changed
            It was pain
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            I knew you'd feel the same things...


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              I don't know if you'd call my gab a gift, but I have no problems talking to pretty much anyone. But, when it comes to posting on a discussion board, I seem to lose my "gift" of gab

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                I used to be that way, but working in customer service for so long kind of cured me of that.

                You can become super-confident so that your opinion is heard, and you become the centre of the conversation. This just takes a lot of practice really. You don't have to be arrogant, or even intersting, you just have to be likeable most of the time.

                However, even the most confident person sometimes still feels like a fish out of water sometimes. The trick is not letting on that you feel that way.

                I started a new job this week, and everything here is completely new to me. So I tried to relate it to stuff I already knew from my old job, thought of it in those terms, and suddenly I felt more confident about what I was doing. I was able to freely joke and introduce myself to people, and never felt as though I was 'one step out'.

                It just takes a little time to learn the art is all.
                I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out. - Bill Hicks

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                  When at work and talking with clientele I can talk up a storm and make people feel very comfortable in a matter of minutes.

                  When I meet new people outside of work I tend to be a lot quieter. I like to listen more than talk in those situations. Not sure why. Maybe because I get paid to talk at work and I need to give it a rest when outside of work.


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                    Re: Gift of gab - or not

                    Another shy one here who definitely doesn't have the gift, you are not alone at all!

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                      Re: Gift of gab - or not

                      Originally posted by NeverNeverland View Post
                      Karla, you AND Annie have the gift of gab!!

                      I don't... with people i know really well and am comfortable with then YES but people I kinda know or strangers... No way. It sucks. I hate it. I wish I could talk to people.
                      its easy, let me give you a crash course ok........
                      situation this last April.....CM who was sweeping out side of star tours...
                      me ..Hi hon, looks like you have a big job keeping the park clean, your job is hard and I want to say thank you......
                      CM.. wow, no one has thanked me before.. its a hard job some times !
                      Me.. yes I know I have seen what people can do, but I am grateful there are people like you who do a good job.
                      CM..... oh let me tell you how my day is some times........

                      we talked for 20 minutes until Anne came out ot the store and she was amazed I was having this big discussion with a cm cleaning gal.
                      talking is easy, its listening thats really important. some people really want to talk but do not know how to open up
                      just start a conversation, it will go from there

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                        Originally posted by bejeweledcat View Post
                        Any one else ever have that feeling?

                        I have the opposite problem. I get really energized when I'm around a lot of people and can't seem to shut off my mouth!


                        I am soooooooo thankful for people like you in this world who help me to calm down!!!

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                          Re: Gift of gab - or not

                          Originally posted by Villains Fan View Post
                          I don't know if you'd call my gab a gift, but I have no problems talking to pretty much anyone. But, when it comes to posting on a discussion board, I seem to lose my "gift" of gab
                          Funny, I feel like I do better when I can look over and edit my words before throwing them out there.

                          I was shy as a kid but I always thought I grew out of it. Maybe I didn't
                          A bit of evil lurks in your heart, but you hide it well.
                          In some ways, you are the most dangerous kind of evil. :evil:

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