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Title: 6 Tips to Rule the Art of Conversation


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6 Tips to Rule the
Art of Conversation
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  • The art of conversation is an essential skill for
    almost everything in life. Conversation
    introduces you to people, important people who
    can be your mentors, employers, employees,
    partners or friends. Without conversations as the
    foundation of these relationships, you have
    difficulty building a social circle, starting a
    business or developing your career.
  • When a conversation begins, you should have some
    trouble maintaining that momentum - but for most
    of us, the hardest part is getting started.
    Master these "talking points" to get (and hold) a
    conversation going on

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Lead with a compliment.
  • Compliments are the best way to start a
    conversation. They not only provide a perfect
    opening line and a possible door for discussion,
    they also make the person feel good about
    themselves. Starting the conversation on a
    positive note is crucial for the conversation to
    continue
  • It remember, the more specific your praise is,
    the better, for example, commenting that a person
    is well dressed, "your shoes are cute." It's
    concise, honest, and specific and now you've
    opened the door to conversation because your
    partner has something to talk about.

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Embrace the little talk.
  • Small talks are taboo for some people, and
    although it is not the most rewarding type of
    conversation, it is functional and necessary.
    Small talk is what leads to a deeper
    conversation, in the way a car should gradually
    accelerate at a certain speed instead of reaching
    60 miles per hour instantly.
  • Small conversation topics are easy to learn you
    can talk about the event you will attend, comment
    on an article of food or drink, point out
    something about the place or, if you are
    desperate, you can talk about the weather. These
    are all shared experiences that anyone can relate
    to, so they can work for anyone

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Ask a lot of questions.
  • If you want to move from a small conversation to
    a real conversation, you should look for any
    opportunity that will lead you to change the
    subject. Do not try to change gears suddenly and
    talk about something deep or substantial
    Instead, wait patiently for the opportunity to
    introduce yourself.
  • The questions are conversational lubricants. Pay
    as much attention to the conversation as possible
    and use them to move forward. You should be
    exploring the whole conversation for
    opportunities to "tell me more." Keep possible
    questions in the back of your mind. Try to be as
    specific and inquisitive as possible.

Article Link- The Art of Conversation
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Be kind.
  • This should be obvious, but don't neglect it.
    Your level of friendship can make or break the
    receptivity of the other party involved. Enter
    the conversation with a big smile and open body
    language, and stay open, receptive and smiling
    politely for as much of the conversation as you
    can.
  • Try not to cross your arms, appear distracted or
    allow your eyes to wander. Keep eye contact when
    you can and do your best to show that you are
    really interested in what they have to say.

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Let the other person speak
  • This is another important point. If you enter a
    conversation and immediately begin to dominate it
    with your own anecdotes, comments and
    explanations, the other person can immediately
    disinterested. Instead, try to keep the focus on
    them as much as possible.
  • Using frequently asked questions is a good
    strategy for this purpose. If you find that the
    conversation is diminishing, or if the person
    simply does not answer the questions well, feel
    free to jump into yourself. Tell a funny story or
    a personal anecdote it can be exactly what the
    conversation needs to continue.

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Keep it light.
  • Try to keep the conversation light and accessible
    as possible. If you immediately start complaining
    about your work or talk about what is wrong in
    your life, people will want to avoid it. If you
    tell a joke or a funny story, they will be much
    more likely to stay.
  • People tend to gravitate towards others with a
    positive attitude, so keep your conversation
    material positive. If you have difficulties with
    this, try to memorize a handful of good jokes or
    good stories to use when you meet new people

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  • These tips are written from a practical
    perspective, so they can be used in almost any
    environment, from a professional networking event
    to a bar or restaurant. The key is to overcome
    your preconceived notions and doubts and accept
    the reality of small conversations. With a little
    practice and more confidence, you shouldn't have
    trouble starting a conversation with anyone,
    anywhere.

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  • In this Presentation, personality development
    courses in Chandigarh professional trainers talk
    about the importance of being a good communicator
    and I give tips on how to convey ideas and
    information successfully.

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