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Scared Speechless by Shirley Impelizzeri, Rohr Steve

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Chapter 5Use What You Know to Steal the Show

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

—Carl W. Buechner

Labels Aren’t Just for Clothes

Among your siblings or friends, are you the “pretty one,” “shy guy,” “jock,” “smarty,” or “artist”? The chances are good you wear at least one social label like this depending on the group and situation. But where did this stable of labels come from? The answer might not be as obvious as you may think. Playing sports doesn’t mean you’re automatically the “the jock” and being quiet in groups isn’t always grounds for the “shy guy” label. In fact, activities and behaviors can actually ...

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