I can easily break the ice with people I don’t know or meet for the first time. Either it’s the door to door sales part-time job I had in London or it’s because of my hobby since 1994 as a radio presenter, I guess talking/communication sometimes comes easy. What I have figured out by not seeing people I talk to , I have come to realize that that one can divert a whole conversation by the tone of one’s voice into any possible direction one wants.
Here are the three tips to a better conversation..
- Be respectful : Remember to keep the element of respect in your tone no matter what you are discussing. Everyone wants to be spoken to with a smile and respect, just like you. If you keep that in mind, the convo will go just fine.
- Be attentive : If you are not attentive to the person you are speaking to, there is only one person to blame for a not so good conversation, and that would be you.
- Be “smiley” : This could have been the first pointer. I see no point in not smiling when talking to the other person, I mean, do you have a reason not to? Unless obviously it’s something sad that’s being discussed? Keep that smile on, and you will rub it off on the other person too.. It will make any conversation a breeze!
So to sum it up.. Be respectful, be attentive and smile :o)