conversationalist! you all desire to be a great conversationalist! after ending your conversation, do you feel contrite about your talk.? Do you think I should have said this instead of saying that? YES, WE ALL HAVE BEEN THERE.
from time to time you interact with people, however, It is incomprehensible why this expertise is overly undervalued. conversation is the process of giving and taking information, It means exchanging thoughts, ideas and at the same time encouraging one to communicate. while having a conversation you can not be only a listener or a speaker, the conversation has a 50/50 ratio.
to have a captivating conversation, you need to have mastery over both Verbal and Non-verbal communication since both have similar importance. after practising these skills you achieve mastery.
so here are some basic tips to advance your next conversation!
before starting any conversation you need to build a rapport. building a rapport means making a connection with the people you want to have a conversation. it is the process of developing a connection.
Tone of Voice
The tone of voice conveys your message, describes your mood and emotion. It entirely impacts your conversation. it simply means the way you say something. remember emotions in conversation are important more than words.
Maintain Rate of Speech
having only slow or fast Rate of Speech makes your conversation really tedious. you slow down when you want to grab attention. you say something quickly when you want to share something exciting. the combination of fast, slow and maintained Rate of speech make you a great conversationalist.
The words you use
while you are having conversation use common Words and Phrases so it would be convenient for people to understand you. Use common but impacting words.
repetitious and rambling
saying something over again and again and be repetitive makes your conversation unexciting. same rambling (long and confusing talk) conversation are always confusing.
in conversation try to avoid rambling and repetitious talking. first, construct the sentence, think before you speak, gather your thoughts and execute your conversation(especially in-office meetings).
asking the right questions
asking question extends your conversation. when you don’t ask questions, your conversation stops exactly at that moment. but remember your questions should not create awkward silence in the conversation.
be a good listeners
listening means encouraging someone to talk, show genuine interest in the conversation. you always don’t have to listen to answer, sometimes you just need to listen to what people are saying.
scrolling through your phone
people scroll through their phone while they are discussing. they scroll through their phone because they are uncomfortable or maybe they are not interested in a conversation. so they hide behind the phone. so avoid scrolling through your phone while communicating.
cut someone off when they are talking
interrupting someone while they are talking it is really rude. it dominates the conversation. when you disagree in conversation politely you can interrupt someone in conversation.
conversation is not debate
never treat conversation as a debate and never try to win any conversation. in a conversation you discuss, you inform and you share your thought. when you disagree you don’t have to lose your patience and turn that conversation into the debate.
show genuine interest in person
when you show genuine interest in people, it makes people comfortable with you and that comfortness encourages the conversation. so you can encourage and compliment people in conversation.
the awkward silence in the conversation
the Awkward silence in the conversation. when you are run out from the what to talk, or when someone is giving too short answers (like one-word answers) or when someones say something offensive or unexpected, that creates awkward silence in the conversation. so avoid something which creates awkward silence.
non-verbal communication is the way to communicate without using spoken language, simply it means using body language while communicating. it includes facial expression, eye contact, facial expression, Gesture and Posture.
end the conversation
the way you open or the way you end your conversation that really matters. saying thank you and showing gratitude when you are ending conversation.