How To Have A Great Conversation
Sometimes it happens that you tend to be blank what to say, how to keep going the conversation and how to make it a great one? This doesn’t only happen while having a conversation with a stranger but it also happens when you are having a conversation with someone you are familiar with. Anyways here we will be telling you how you can have a great conversation?
1. Give another person the opportunity to speak
If initially, you are feeling like being blank and have no clue what to say then you can ask the other person to speak because sometimes the other person has something interesting to share and this could kindle your interest in conversation and in this way you are most likely to have a great conversation.
2. Add a spark
The conversation sparks keep the conversation continue, it means after you started the conversation being a good listener is one part for making a great conversation but another important part is to ask interesting questions, such question that can enthuse others. ‘What if’ type questions will be great to ask.
3. Don’t be judgmental
It is to be considered must that while having a conversation you are not supposed to be judgmental about the opinions of other person or persons. The moment you will give an impression of being disapproving than the conversation will turn out be toxic.
4. Add humor but be careful in using it
Adding humor to the conversation makes it really great, it shows your excitement and interest too but one has to be very careful while adding humor because your humor shouldn’t contain any offensive and off the cuff remarks.
5. Find what is common
You can make conversation an outstanding one by figuring out what is common between you and the other person. For instance, if he is interested in cricket like you then you two could have a very long interesting discussion about your favorite teams, players and yes let’s not forget the bloopers.
6. Ask and discuss the unforgettable moments
Everyone sometimes in his life comes across such an incident that becomes an unforgettable moment of his life. Sharing such moments will not only make the conversation good but would also make you learn something for sure.
7. Be authentic, be you
If you are going to have a conversation with a newbie whom you don’t know then always display your originality and the authenticity of your personality. No one likes drama, no one can be entertained through van boast so make the conversation a decent and interesting one through your authenticity.
Conversing nicely is an art, having a conversation and participating in it actively to make it a good one is truly not less than a great skill that one must learn.
In this scenario, it is not enough to be with what you already know. In order to utilize your maximum potential, you must attempt to escalate your knowledge of the world around you. And if you want to keep growing, you need to make learning a habit.
So here are some of the ways to make learning a habit:
1. Prepare To-Learn List
Generally, we used to keep the To-Do list. But now onwards, try to have the To-Learn list also. In that, write down the new areas of study which motivates you and keep it handy. Saving your ideas can lead you for more searching.
2. Read More
Somewhere after “Double up your profit,” “Beat the competition,” also put “Read More” resolution. For that, always strive to have a book with you or ready materials handy or on your smartphone so that you can read it whenever you get time to read.
3. Keep Intellectual Friends
Start spending time with people who actually invest their time in learning new things. Not just who are smart. If you know that some of your colleagues have a habit of learning, try to spend time with them. Studies show that we tend to grab the habits from the people around us.
4. Teach Others
We learn better and recall more when we think we will soon need to teach others. And we become a master in whatever we teach. So, if you have to learn something new, start to teach and share it with others. Once you start doing this, you would be surprised at the results, with the speed you expand your network, horizon, and new learning.
5. Put it into Practice
Practical and skill-based learning is useless if you do not apply it practically. The best way to absorb the new knowledge you got is to start using it within 24 hours of your exposure. So, try to inculcate it in your daily routine.
6. Make it a Priority
Many of external circumstances are going to restrain you from new learning. But your desire for knowledge should come in priority. Once you have decided to make learning a habit, it is up to you whether or not you make it a priority in your life.
7. Be the Learning Seeker
Always seek the opportunity to learn from your surroundings and every source. You can find a lesson from the very minute. An ant trying to walk carrying a sugar cube teaches us a lesson of perseverance. Like this, We can learn from anything, but we must carry observant eyes.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn – Benjamin Franklin.
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