Don’t Raise a Wimpy Teen
“Grit” and “self-sufficiency” are buzz words that many parenting experts seem to extol. But how do you actually instill perseverance in a teenager? Nick Boothman knows from the experience. Author of one of the best-selling communication books of all time, How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less, Nick has raised five highly successful children. He has worked hard to teach his kids to be resourceful and to never give up.
He told me exactly how during our interview.
Another skill that Nick thinks is critical to teach teenagers is how to be captivating in front of an audience. He gave me some tips on how to accomplish this from his new book, The Irresistible Power of StorySpeak. It involves training teens to use colorful language and to tell brief, engaging anecdotes with a point.
3 Word-for-Word Scripts
from this Episode:
1. When your teen is having a hard time on a trip
“I’ll bring you home right now. You’ll be fine. I’ll put you on a plane and bring you home now but it’s over. Because you’re not going back. So it’s up to you. If you give up you’ll be safe–I’ll catch you. Or you can go on.”
2 Scripts HIDDEN…
About Nicholas Boothman
Nicholas Boothman has been called “one of the leading authorities in face-to-face communication in the world” by The New York Times. He has taught his revolutionary techniques of “Risk, and Rapport, by Design” to thousands of corporations, colleges and universities around the world including the Harvard and London Business schools. His first two books, How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less and How to Connect in Business in 90 Seconds or Less have been translated into more than 30 languages.
A former fashion and advertising photographer who dealt with hundreds of new faces a week for clients like AT&T, Revlon and Coca-Cola, he is now recognized as a world-renowned expert in turning first impressions into profitable relationships. The New York Times calls him “the new Dale Carnegie,” the Economist Magazine calls him “truly inspirational,” and Good Morning America says, “His book is my bible!”
Click here to visit Nick’s website.