Don’t fight Ninjas; If they are more skilled in TAC then their fighting skills will always beat you. Be prepared, and trained.
Ninja’s you say? Yes The Art of Conversation, or TAC Ninja’s. Those people who have mastered the art form of communication. Yes it is an art, simply speaking to a person isn’t enough for good communication. You have to actively listen, use body language and ask probing questions to form a bond. People who are good at this can usually get you to agree to things more easily. Hence Ninja’s, or perhaps Jedi.
Knowing what to say, when to say it and most importantly how to say it is an important skill to perfect. How do you perfect it? Simple practice, practice, practice. Everywhere you go everyone you meet is an opportunity to practice your skills. What to say? Anything you want really something to start the conversation up. Ensure it isn’t something they can answer with one word, yes or no questions are bad. When to say it is when ever you can. You don’t want to interrupt someone who is busy or cut someone off so look for your moment. How to say it is very important, as we said earlier yes and no answer type questions should be avoided. You want to work on befriending people get them to open up and talk to you rather than at you.
Remember the people you want to deal with will be good at this already. They know how to speak with people to get what they want. Think of Obi-wan Kenobi waving his hand ‘These are not the droids your looking for’. It is very similar although waving your hand in front of someone might give it away. Unlike Star Wars though there is no magic involved and it does take longer to build a strong enough rapport with someone so that they give more weight to your judgment than to someone else. If done right your opinion will not only be valued but sought out. Having people value you is a great asset when negotiating for things, and being able to communicate well guarantee’s this. Work on your TAC and build your career faster.