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Learn the 10 Great Conversation Tips

TalkShop conversation tipsStriking a conversation is not as difficult as it may seem. Whether you have to interview an important person, engage a relative you hardly see, or have to speak with the stranger beside you at a wedding party, there are ways to approach people to make the encounter pleasant.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO, explains, “Conversation is so casual that people do not realize how it impacts our lives. A conversation can lead one to finding his life mate, best friends, and a host of opportunities. It will therefore serve one well to improve in this art with these 10 conversation tips:

1. Look approachable. Be well dressed, but not overly dressed as to scare or overwhelm others.

2. Start light. Talk about general interest topics and gauge the comfort level of the other before proceeding further.

3. Keep abreast with the latest news, books, pop culture.

4. Steer clear of controversial topics like politics, religion, and anything with highly-personal tone.

5. Listen intently. This is the secret to being a good conversationalist.

6. Be tactful. Do not comment on how sick, overweight, or how haggard the other looks.

7. Use humor. There is a style to sharing a funny story with just the right amount of pause for dramatic effect.

8. Adapt good body language. Smile, nod, use open posture, and maintain eye contact.

9. Find out what makes the other person enthusiastic – his passion, talents, and interests.

10. Don’t interrupt while the other is speaking. Be genuinely interested.

A conversation can pave the way to success in one’s personal life and career. It is not used only in social occasions but in business presentations to break the ice and discover common interests, in cold sales calls to bag the account, and in interviews to get that dream job.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | Conversation Expertise

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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