To be a good conversationalist is important in every context, it in business, for networking and forming office relationship. Shy people know they are shy, but they do not realize how their shyness affects others. The conversation becomes important in today’s world. We all need to be equal participating in standing and maintaining conversations. Here are top 10 hacks that will help you to improve your conversation.
1) Be genuinely interested in the person
Show interest in others when you meet them. It is the key to building successful relationships. By expressing genuine interest in someone’s qualities, background, hobbies, family and career closely connected to that person, you will give them a sense of importance and value. Talk to a person you are interested in because life is too short to be spent doing things you don’t like.
2) Focus on the positives
Instead of talking about past grievances, go for the positive topics, opt for a discussion of future goals. During your talk always adopt a forward thinking mentality, complaining less. Doing more of the latter will make you a more enjoyable person to speak to.
3) Be true to yourself
Life is too short to be someone your are not. Your personality is your best asset. Don’t cover it up. Express yourself, your thoughts, your opinion. You are already a unique human being, don’t pretending to be someone else. Be authentic and original. Those who truly belong in your life are the ones that will love you for exactly who you are.
A key skill of conversation can tell a story in such a way that you engage the imagination of the listener. People hardly remember data points, but they remember great stories. To have a great conversation, it’s important to have a couple of amazing stories that you can tell perfectly.
5 ) Respect, don’t impose, criticize or judge
Keep in mind that we all have opinions about everything and different person have a different opinion. It’s good to express your opinion but respect other people’s point of view too. Respect other people’s choice, don’t criticize or judge. Don’t enforce your opinion on anyone forcefully.
6) Ask purposeful questions
To have a meaningful conversation with the person, ask a meaningful question. The kind of question will change the direction of a conversation. Choose the question like “what are your goals ?” or “What did you do yesterday ?”,” Who is your inspiration?” Always ask a positive question, don’t ask such questions that hurt others.
7) Awesome introductions
When you introduce someone, don’t introduce them only by name. Tell a story about them, their achievements and praise them for their accomplishments. It will create a flow of conversation. A good introduction can get people off to a great conversation. Avoid introducing someone in the middle of a serious conversation.