About The Author

John Donland is a writer, musician,  and reformed wall flower from the great white north, aka;  Canada. Although his articles have appeared in the recycling bins of some of the most prestigious publishing houses in the world, his music hasn’t done quite as well. He spends most of his life not thinking about work, and is of the opinion that people are better off when not defined by their jobs or careers.  John spent most of his formative years battling with shyness, low self-confidence and social phobias. It wasn’t until a few years after college that he finally uncovered how to escape from his self-inflicted prison and begin to enjoy life. Although it may appear that the author has a mild case of schizophrenia, referring to himself alternately as I, me, we, or us, he’s really alright. Really. John has a close group of colleagues, friends, relatives and supporters who have overcome a lot of the same obstacles. Even though they prefer not to be named, they help out with this site. A lot.  As you can tell, he doesn’t listen to grammatical advice very often. He enjoys the color green and likes to say everything is perfect.

John is also a contributer to SelfGrowth.com, the most complete guide to information about Self Improvement on the Internet.

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About The Site

The purpose of this site is to try and help you overcome shyness and nervousness in social situations, improve your conversation skills, help to improve your confidence and develop your sense of humor. We’ve been there, experienced the same frustration, and spent countless hours (and dollars) reading, researching and taking courses, before finally discovering for ourselves which techniques and products actually work.

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Not About The Author(s) or the Site

There are some things that are beyond our scope, as the focus here is learning and improving conversation skills, overcoming shyness, social awkwardness, nervousness, learning self-confidence,  and of course the development of humor and comedy skills. If you suffer from anything deeper you’ll surely find some helpful tips, but depending on the severity of your symptoms its doubtful you will find the answers to all your problems here, and you should probably seek professional advice. For example, if you suffer from a Social Anxiety Disorder, Agoraphobia, Clinical Depression, or any severe psychological problems.