The fastest way to do this is to find someone who has great conversation skills and simply copy his approach. Don`t waste time debating what works or refusing a new way of talking to people because it is different. Just go ahead and copy what obviously works.
I have already spent many years copying what great conversationalists do so i`ll get you started right away with some of the best insights I have picked up. Do bear in mind you need to be open minded and pay attention to these conversation tips if you are to gain anything from reading this article.
If you are looking for complexity you will not find it here. We will review simple yet highly effective strategies that will improve your conversation skills if you listen and test these ideas for yourself.
1. Look For Commonality
Always be on the lookout for what you have in common with the person you are talking to. Pay close attention to not only what he says but also the way he talks. People reveal their passions and interests with changes in tempo and enthusiasm in their voices.
When you spot a common interest dive in and drive the conversation in that direction. Share your passion and interest in that topic of conversation and the dialogue can quickly take on a life of its own.
2. Be Energetic
It takes energy and enthusiasm to become the kind of person that others love to talk to. For this reason make sure you take care of your physical state before important social events or other situations when you want to make a good impression.
Eat well, be rested and aim to be alert and refreshed so you will be attentive, motivated and inspired to make great conversation when the need arises. When you are bright eyed and bushy tailed it is much easier to convey the enthusiasm that makes it fun and interesting for others to talk to you.
3. Take Control
Wherever possible take control of the conversation by asking open questions that direct the flow of the conversation. That way you can steer the other party onto positive and interesting topics of conversation.
If the conversation wanes change topics instead of waiting for someone else to move the conversation along. This attitude of taking charge will cause you to be much more proactive and dynamic – qualities we see all the time in people who make great conversation look easy.
4. Know Local News
Make a point of staying up to date with fun local news others will find of interest. Local events, new business openings, artistic and cultural happenings and local sports events are all potential topics of conversation people love to talk about.
When you know a little about a wide range of local news you will never be stuck for something to talk about. You`ll always have something to say to whoever you are talking to. This takes a lot of the pressure off and lets you relax and enjoy meeting new people.
If you still want to improve conversation skills go and test out these ideas. Yes, it looks too simple but if you decide right now to try a few new approaches you will see a big change in how well you can make conversation with people you meet.
With a little practice you will find it easier and easier to talk to anyone you meet. Just remember to play with these strategies and adjust your approach until it fits with your personal style. A little trial and error is to be expected until the changes in your conversation skills become second nature.