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6 Easy Ways to Keep a Conversation Going

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In the current scenario, having good conversation skills is considered to be a very good asset. Being a good conversationalist helps you in various settings such as business relationships, and other overall interpersonal interactions. By having a good set of discussion skills, you will be able to build confidence, make new friends and links and you won’t be able to find yourself stuck, because you don’t have anything to say or talk about.

Keeping the conversations going smoothly, there are simple and easy ways for you to know.

Have a look.

  1. Ask Questions

Asking questions is considered to be a very effective way of beginning with a conversation when you have nothing to say. For this, you need to ask the right questions at right time, which means that timing and framework are very important for this to work effectively. While asking questions, following are the things that you need to keep in mind:

  • Make sure that you don’t ask questions that are too personal and private. You should stay on the general topics like work and other routine activities.
  • Avoid asking yes/no questions, instead, your questions should be open-ended.
  • By asking generic questions like ‘How are you’ or ‘What are you up to?’ are real conversations killers. Ask the questions that are original and genuine; ‘What are your views about the upcoming movie?’ or ‘What is your new project all about?’. So, you must be specific while asking questions, and at the same time make sure that the question is on a broad topic so that the other person is comfortable enough to talk on.

How to Apply it:

Always go for open-ended questions on a particular aspect without being too intrusive.

  1. Make a comment on the setting you are in

If you are in an environment that has some special object, building or anything different that is worth discussing, don’t dither to talk on it. Say for instance; there might be a cool sea side or something unique that you see while talking to the other person etc. The main motive is to find something that is special and different in your surroundings. This is one way to keep a conversation steering.

How to Apply it:

Don’t hesitate to mention something that you find different and unusual.

  1. Use your General Knowledge

In an on-going conversation if you find that something is going dry, subtly, take the good advantage of your general knowledge. The trick is to find out the right topic, it must not be technical or complex one like Physics or Mechanics or anything of the same sort, as these are not liked by most of the people. Hence, choose the topic that is simple and easy to understand.

How to Apply it:

Use simple knowledge that you have about a particular topic, that depends upon the context you are in.

  1. Talk about an important upcoming or recent event

This can be a simple way. When you find yourself short of ideas, try to add on some events or something that has happened or is going to happen in the coming days. This is one of the most common and easy ways to break the ice in the conversations. This is considered to be a flexible method as there are many events in general. This further sets the ground to a longer conversation and relieves from the awkward silences.

How to Apply it:

Try to talk about something that is important and will happen recently.

  1. Find Common Interests

When you are talking to somebody you know, you perhaps know very little about them. Try to know the person by yourself, if he is more interested in music? Or sports? Or science? Find a broad section that the other person is interested in and make use of your general knowledge to talk on a particular subject. And if you don’t know anything about it, you may ask the other person about it. In this way, you will be engaged in the conversation and furthermore, you will be able to learn something new.

How to Apply it:

Find out something that is of common interest of you and the one you are conversing with.

  1. Teach what you know

Everyone has knowledge about some subject or the other. You can use your knowledge to keep a conversation going, all you need to know is what to talk about and how to talk about it. Choose a topic that is interesting and attracting. Make sure that you talk in a simple tone. You can do this easily, by picking up a topic that you are familiar with and is interesting at the same time. You may choose art, music, entertainment etc. After you have chosen the right topic, try to bring it up in the conversation. You may ask questions about it or answer them in a simple manner.

How to Apply it:

Bring up a topic that is known to you and try to discuss it in a very simple tone.

These are some simple and easy ways to keep a conversation going. In this way, you can get into a good interaction with the other person.

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