You might think that the most important skill required in order to hold a good conversation is linguistic ability or being knowledgeable. You would be wrong. The most important ability needed to hold a good conversation is listening skill.
Welcome to Bucaro TecHelp!

Bucaro TecHelp
Maintain Your Computer and Use it More Effectively
to Design a Web Site and Make Money on the Web

About Bucaro TecHelp About BTH User Agreement User Agreement Privacy Policy Privacy Site Map Site Map Contact Bucaro TecHelp Contact RSS News Feeds News Feeds

Victims of Sandy Hook

Stop the Slaughter of Innocents. Congress is bought and paid for by gun lunatics and gun promotion groups. If you want to live in a safe America, help buy Congress back for America. Send a donation to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 909 Third Avenue, 15th Floor New York, NY 10022

How to be a Great Conversationalist

You might think that the most important skill required in order to be a great conversationalist is linguistic ability or being knowledgeable. You would be wrong. The most important ability needed to hold a good conversation is listening skill. Listed below are a few tips to help you become a great conversationalist.

• Maintain eye contact with the person you're listening to.

• Focus on what the other person is trying to communicate, not verbal or physical speech problems such as an accent or a lisp.

• Don't let yourself be distracted by external occurrences.

• Don't interrupt. Think about how you feel when you are interrupted before finishing a sentence.

“ there's a reason why God gave us two ears but only one mouth ”

• Wait for the speaker to pause before asking clarifying questions.

• When the speaker pauses, don't jump in too soon. That suggests that you haven't been listening, but instead formulating what you want to say.

• Listen for the main points that the speaker wants to get across.

• Pay attention to discrepancies between what's being said and body language.

“ Conversation is an exercise of the mind. Gossip is an exercise of the tongue. ”

• When you speak, don't monopolize the conversation. Make your point and then pause to give the other person and opportunity to participate in the conversation.

• Don't state a fact or opinion as if it's beyond question. All facts and opinions are be debatable. Say "I thought ..." or I just read that ...".

• Before changing the topic, listen for a bit longer than normal pause in the conversation. This indicates that the current topic has run its course and the other person is ready for a new topic.

• Unless you know the other person very well, keep the topic within bounds. For example, don't go into the subject of sex with someone you've just met.

• End a conversation politely by implying that it's your fault for making the conversation too long by saying, for example, "well, I better let you get back to your work", or "well, I better let you go".

Sometimes you can get involved in a conversation with a person who is dull and long-winded. Then you are forced to interrupt. To interrupt say "pardon me but I'd like to respond to something you said" or "pardon me but I'd like to relate a story of my own". You might be surprised to learn that most people who monopolize a conversation know they are being discourteous, they just can't help themselves.


Copyright(C) Bucaro TecHelp. Permission is granted to reprint this article as long as no changes are made and the link below is included.

Visit Bucaro TecHelp http://bucarotechelp.com to learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money on the Web.

RSS Feed RSS Feed

Follow Stephen Bucaro Follow @Stephen Bucaro

Fire HD
[Site User Agreement] [Privacy Policy] [Site map] [Search This Site] [Contact Form]
Copyright©2001-2017 Bucaro TecHelp 13771 N Fountain Hills Blvd Suite 114-248 Fountain Hills, AZ 85268