“I wish I had a word for that!”
Do you enjoy funny words or expressions you can relate to personally? Do you wish you had a great way to share them with others so they could relate to them as well? Would you use them in conversations to have more laughs, be more memorable, and have more enjoyable and meaningful relationships? Do you want to be a better storyteller? Or just maybe, you just wish you could relieve some social anxiety and disconnectedness—”break the ice?”
We now have an amazing new wordplay for everyone trying to keep their heads above water and thrive in our modern Social Era. It will transform your frustrations into laughter, distractions into directions, boredom into a brain game, and icebreakers into warm human relations.
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What’s a ‘Grantasm?’
A Grantasm is a creative word or phrase with a genuine, personal story that can become part of an enjoyable conversation.
Grantasms are words created for strong connections—with your mind, body, emotions, and other people. They help you cut through the fog and noise, and make you a confident and charismatic communicator—conversation starters, stories, problem-solving, team-building, and dealing with difficult people. You name it, this book has got it!
Grantasms are the funny, fascinating creations of that “social word chef,” Grant Crowell. They originated from his need to cope with awkward moments, incidents, and situations that stemmed from his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Like many of his ADHD compatriots, Grant struggled with all kinds of social interactions. He found that one of the biggest problems was that there were no creative names for them, so he could never remember and deal with the behavior he so desperately wanted to fix.
Why wasn’t there a word for the collision of two pedestrians immersed in the screens of their smartphones? Grant recognized this need, and coined “multicrashing.” When he’d heard enough conversations where overused filler words like, “awesome” and “perfect” overwhelmed real content, he came up with “filler-flabber.” Soon he was identifying “breadcrummers,” “appnesia,” and “distwactions.”
Grantasms are great for laughs, icebreakers, focus, friendships, creative empathy, playful mindfulness, and socio-emotional wellness.
Each new “Grantasm” grew out of a story.
That story, coupled with the word itself, helped Grant create a common sense, yet comical definition, of something novel and familiar. He tried them out on friends; and when they smiled, laughed, and easily recognized what his words expressed, he knew he was onto something. He began writing down his made-up words, and the stories that led to them. “Grantasms” is the result.
This book is your master conversation piece for all kinds of social situations…
…from the mundane to the insane, and everywhere in between! In these pages, you’ll learn what’s “imboretant” and what’s not. You’ll find out the difference between “messytasking” and “mastertasking.” You might avoid showing up at a job interview with your “resumess.” You might notice when you or someone makes a social faux pas online and laugh at that “digital douche.” And you might better understand why someone you’ve always liked is an “endorfriend.”
You can regard it as a reference book, a collection of jokes, or even as a vital part of your social survival kit. All of the clever terms in this book can find a place in anyone’s conversations. The book works on many levels and is always entertaining and informative. Open it up to a word, read a section, or go through it beginning-to-end (or end-to-beginning, if you prefer). It’s a book that’s open to any interpretation and reading method you might choose.
So go ahead: start reading, learning, laughing, and making up your own “Grantasms.” You can even name yours after yourself. Grant says it’s okay, and you really don’t need anyone’s permission. This book is all you need to get started!
Available on Amazon in print and eBook, November 4th.
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