Here's an afterthought after the last posting. We looked at not doing anything to gain personal attention. I notice that this may be hard to observe in speech, especially in a social situation. It's just so easy to want to say something to show that you are knowledgeable, you are witty, you can be the life of the party, or you have something to say too like the others. Of course, you may tell jokes, say things that can get you attention, or to express your personal opinions. All I am saying is that let whatever you have to say come out naturally and be not ego-oriented. If you miss the chance to tell the best joke, that's OK. Always be humble, honest, and genuine, and you'll be refreshing.