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How to converse

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Conversation is a skill, and thus it requires practice. At one time conversation was a valued skill and saying of someone, “S/he has no conversation” was damning. But times move on, and people forgot to teach conversational skills, and so we text. Take a look at this:

The 10 tips/rules/practices:

  1. Don’t multitask.
  2. Don’t pontificate.
  3. Use open-ended questions.
  4. Go with the flow.
  5. If you don’t know, say that you don’t know.
  6. Don’t equate your experience with theirs.
  7. Try not to repeat yourself.
  8. Stay out of the weeds.
  9. Listen.
  10. Be brief.

Again: it is a skill, so it must be learned through practice.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 May 2017 at 8:14 pm

Posted in Daily life, Video

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