The ASH Approach Blog

Social skills for success around the world

How Cancer Saved My Life

My final paper was due at noon for a summer class I was taking to graduate early. As per usual, I had left my conclusion to the last minute. I liked to get the paper written, then give it a day to settle, then re-read it and write the conclusion...

The Importance of Being Autonomous

Being overly easygoing can be detrimental to your happiness. Why? Compliance is all about not making waves, just going with the flow no matter what. It comes from the low-status mindset of thinking that other people’s opinions and behaviors are more...

The Sexy Sense of Humor

Humor is the closest thing to a magic bullet for attraction and building rapport. Making people laugh is the best way to quickly stand out from the pack. Being funny in the right kind of way is extremely attractive.   But not all kinds of humor work....

The Art of Conversation

As much as we communicate from behind a screen these days, in-person communication is unavoidable. Confident, effective communication skills are often more important than your actual words.   The ability to start, maintain, and guide a conversation is...

Body Language: Essential to Attraction

The language everyone is speaking but few truly understand, body language is absolutely essential to the attraction process, especially when you want to make a good first impression. That’s why body language training is an essential part of the...