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Have Better Conversations Today!

Tips and Tricks to Great Conversations from Stronger Social Skills
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8,920 students enrolled
Created by Tim Savage
Last updated 4/2016
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Master a simple trick to generate endless conversation topics
How to create a full conversation tree
Become an expert at opening conversations with curiosity
Realize the power of paying attention
Use active listening to create great interactions
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  • An open mind
  • A positive attitude
  • A desire to have better conversations

From comedian and public speaking expert Tim Savage, "Have Better Conversations Today" is a course on improving the conversation aspect of social interactions. Conversations - much like piano or baseball or any other skill - can be practiced and improved. And with practice, you can greatly increase your conversational abilities.  

With these videos, you'll gain insight into how to create a more fulfilling social life for yourself by implementing a game plan to rely in social situations. You'll learn how to:

  • take fear out of your social interaction
  • engage with another person
  • use your curiosity
  • improve your listening
  • move the conversation forward

So join me. It's fun, it's easy, and it's free!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to improve your conversation skills, this course is for you!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 8 Lectures Collapse All 8 Lectures 30:07
2 Lectures 05:08

A Quick Note on Confidence and How to Get It
Conversation Tips and Tricks
5 Lectures 19:17
The 3 Things You Need to Start a Conversation

The Conversation Tree

Don't Kill the Conversation

Don't Kill the Conversation pt. 2

The Secret that Marlon Brando Knew About Communication
Finish Line
1 Lecture 05:42
About the Instructor
4.4 Average rating
1,221 Reviews
9,361 Students
2 Courses
Comedian, Writer, and Social Skills Teacher

I explain a lot of my backstory in the course description (getting into a lot more detail about why social skills are a passion of mine), but here are a few of the more technical details of my history. I've been a writer and comedian most of my adult life, which has put me in some incredibly high-stress social situations that I've had the "pleasure" of learning how to navigate - try pitching a show idea to a room full of television executives while a producer interrupts you to ask why you think you're worth paying attention to or getting up on stage in front of thousands of people while jerks in the front row scream "YOU SUCK" at the tops of their lungs.

I also spent four years as an instructor for Apple, teaching individuals and groups how to use Apple software and hardware. My store was one of a handful in the world that had a theater for large presentations, and I was known as one of the most engaging, dynamic, and informative teachers in our organization. At Apple, I had the experience of teaching thousands of people in all walks of life, from large classes on video editing to guiding Tom Hanks through digital file management to teaching a woman with cerebral palsy how to use her nose to add a contact to her iPhone.

About a half dozen years ago, I began to use some of my popularity online to take a more active role with helping others build their social skills. This included a video series I created on YouTube called "Overcoming Shyness," which I am happy to say still gets me plenty of emails from people stating how much it's helped them.

And if you're looking for some of those real, old-school style credentials, I also hold a bachelor's degree in interpersonal communications from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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