Showering is Important | Charisma +1 by Jessica Brawner

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I have attended quite a few conventions over the last couple of years so when I found Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette featured in a StoryBundle collection, I immediately added it to my Amazon Wish List. As a somewhat outgoing Introvert, I am always looking for ways to improve my interactions with strangers. Sometimes I feel like an overeager puppy once I start talking and can’t seem to stop.

Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks & the Socially Awkward (Life Stats) is a lighthearted approach to appropriate social interactions and how to go about meeting people. It also provided a quick break down of some common convention terms like the dreaded Con Crud, cosplay and Dealers Room.

Advice I Plan to Remember
“A fellow writer gave me the formula that he adopted for conventions, to help keep him sane and relatively healthy. Just remember 6-2-1.
6—At least 6 hours of sleep a night
2—A least two meals a day
1—One shower every day”

It’s the 6 hours of sleep I find the hardest do when I am among my own people!

And while I didn’t pick up any personal tips beyond…don’t be shy, it doesn’t hurt to approach people and try and start a conversation (and get plenty of sleep)…I do believe it would be a helpful book for someone who has never attended a fanish convention before. Or perhaps for a convention committee looking for ideas (Hygiene fairies?!).

 

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Charisma +1: The Guide to Convention Etiquette for Gamers, Geeks & the Socially Awkward (Life Stats)

Author: Jessica Brawner
Published on: August 18, 2014
Pages: 96
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, tv and film
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My Rating: Thumbs Up

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Showering is Important | Charisma +1 by Jessica Brawner

  1. I have the same problem of not knowing how to shut up once I’ve met new fellow geeks. I’m sure I’ve scared some people away or at least annoyed them with my incessant conversation. Knowing this about myself, I’m very forgiving and understanding of those who do the same 🙂