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How to make a conversation flow?

Oftentimes, when we hang out with a friend, the conversation eventually comes to an end.It can even happen in its very beginning, and after that goes awkward silence…You rack your brain desperately trying to come up with some new topic to discuss, but after a few sentences the conversation dies again

We’ve all been there.

Here are some tips which really help me when I encounter this problem:

1.Prepare a couple of topics in advance

You can even write them down somewhere, in case you forget something

2.Be aware of the latest news    

It’s your backup topic.Watch TV and don’t skip the News section when surfing the web.If you know what’s going on in the world, you guys can discuss it – or, if the person doesn’t watch news – you’ll fill him in 🙂

3.Avoid flat responses  

Don’t respond with a simple YES or NO.Think of something else to add.Additional information will likely lead you to the next topic to discuss

4.Ask questions

Show your interest in the person’s life.I hate it when I ask a question (for example “How was your day?”) and the person doesn’t end his respond with “What about you?”

5. Show your reaction to what they say          

 INCORRECT

-Hey,Sam! How was your day?  i (2)

-Oh, I’ve finally asked Molly out!! What about you?

-Well, mine was boring, as always……..

CORRECT

-Hey,Sam! How was your day?check-mark-icon-flat_245086

-Oh,I’ve finally asked Molly out!!What about you?

-Really?I’m so happy for you! Where are you taking her?  …..

6. Compliment  

It will put the other person at ease and maybe move the conversation in another direction.

7.Tell a story

Don’t be afraid to share an entertaining story or a funny experience you had.

8.Smile    🙂

It’s the best and easiest way to seem friendly and positive, which will endear you to the other person


Have YOU experienced such a thing? Do you have something to add to my list? Feel free to share it with me by leaving a comment – I would really appreciate that!

Thanks for reading this post.Until next time 😉

xxx

Dolly

5 thoughts on “How to make a conversation flow?

  1. Unique post with great tips! 2-4 are my favorite of the list. I really hate when people have flat answers. Ultimate conversion killer.

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