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Art of conversation
Everybody's found themselves trapped in that familiar social horror:
being faced with a complete stranger and wanting more than anything to
break the silence which stretches out awkwardly between you. In these
situations, you need some guaranteed to break the ice and start a
conversation.
The art of conversation is a skill shared by most successful people.
Good conversation promotes an image of selfconfidence, intelligence,
and wittiness.
People who always seem to rise to the top of their professions and
are well respected by others who share the ability to converse with
anybody in every situation.
People who seem to speak effortlessly and efficiently with others are
generally well liked and highly successful.
If you need to improve your conversational skills, there are a few
rules that can help you enhance your conversational skills and boost
your image.
1. Always say what you think, not what you think others want you to
say. Especially in a professional setting, learning to express your
views and ideas in a positive, nonthreatening manner will invite
reactions and responses. Having the courage to speak your mind as well
as listening openly to the views and ideas of others is a sure way to
earn the respect and admiration of all those you encounter.
2. Listen carefully to what others are saying. People often interpret
things said by others in a way that clouds their ability to hear what
people are intending to say. By giving your full attention to the
speaker, you can hear what they intend for you to hear instead of what
you want to hear. The art of conversation includes the ability to
listen to others as well as the ability to speak effectively.
3. Always assume that a speaker is saying exactly what they mean to
say. Even if it seems unclear, try to find meaning and coherence to
the words they are saying and give them the respect of hearing what
they want you to hear. In any conversation, the ability to give
respect is just as important as receiving it. The art of conversation
is a give and take between parties, not one speaker and one listener.
The art of conversation is a learned skill that is common among
successful, energetic people. If you are unable to effectively express
yourself in any situation, you will likely find that you do not
attract the attention and the respect that is bestowed upon some
others.
People who talk freely and easily with others usually find more
professional and personal fulfillment than those who are introverted
and silent.
If you want to improve your professional and social standing, learn
to communicate efficiently and in a positive manner.
You will notice a dramatic difference in the way other people
perceive you if you demonstrate selfconfidence and project a friendly,
informed image.
The art of conversation
Conversation is of two basic types:
Conversation for its own sake
Conversation for some other purpose
Politicians, preachers, salesmen, lobbyists, etc.