Improving Your Conversation Skills

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Are you bored and tired of the same old conversation? Or maybe you have a hard time striking up a conversation or keeping it going. These suggestions below have helped us! 

Stick to the Last 24 Hours

Stay Positive – Resist the urge to gossip or complain

Include other people into the conversation

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Compliment Something Specific, Followed By An Open Ended Question

Write down a list of topics you can share and questions you can ask

 Ask Open Ended, not Closed Ended, Questions

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Listen More Than You Speak

Pay attention to inner cues that let you know that it may be time to leave. When you do decide to leave, do so gracefully.

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A Few Open Ended Questions For Making Conversation ….

What types of goals or hobbies are you interested in?

Why did you choose to work in that profession?

How long have you lived in the area?

How did you end up choosing to move to this area?

What season do you enjoy the most?

What are your favorite foods?

What do you enjoy doing in your down time?

How did your party….project…class….trip….go?

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