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Conversation Basics: Tips for good communication

July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Conversation Basics: Tips for good communication

Q: I have a friend who dominates conversations with talk about herself. Do you offer advice about how to participate in a conversation?

A: Of course this is big topic and a great deal depends on the circumstances but there are a few basic tips that can be good for anyone to keep in mind while having a conversation.

  1. Show interest – listen carefully, ask questions, make comments.
  2. Look at the person who is speaking.
  3. Pay attention to the person who is speaking – (don’t spend your time thinking about what you’ll say next or you won’t hear what is being said.)
  4. Don’t interrupt.
  5. Speak clearly with a lively tone when it is your turn.
  6. End the conversation pleasantly.
July 20, 2018