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I’m known as THE Excel model guy around my team, but I think I’m missing the conversational skills other consultants have. How many here have worked on their interpersonal skills? What did you do?

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Drank more alcohol and became more tolerable to interacting with stupid people

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Don't just model. Try to take on different responsibilities, or at least explain how your model works and it's outputs to your team and clients

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Find common things to talk about - movies, sports, probably not politics (unless you know your clients really well).

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Start and end all your conversations with jokes. Good jokes preferably. If you're not sure what's funny, try them out on a sober friend Monday morning.

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