FOLLOW Be Funny and Interesting Humor: It takes a lot of practice until you can figure out the natural timing and flow of a joke. Practice makes perfect. Interest comes from having an interesting life. You can be interesting by telling stories or by simply being quick to bring up an interesting fact. Interest is similar to humor whenever people discover something they didn’t expect.
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FOLLOW 10 Ways to Start and Hold Dazzling Conversation With Anyone
Do you know how to start a conversation? Both starting and holding a conversation with people is like a sport. Just like football or soccer, you hone your conversational muscles. You train for difficult topics. You re-play miscommunications in your head. And just like elite athletes, you need a conversational game plan.
Step #5: Exits Use bookmarks to end well. Examples: Future Mentions: “ Well, I can’t wait to see you at that ___ coming up—I’ll email you!” Inside Jokes: “ It was g... Step #4: Evaluate Your Conversational Performance After an event ask yourself what went well, what did you learn and who should you follow-up with so you can keep learning and honing your ability.
This can help you identify patterns and remember to follow up on bookmarks, LinkedIn connections and promises.
Step #3: Bookmarking
Use the ‘Bookmarking’ technique to
create a deeper connection by adding verbal markers or emphasis to parts of the conversation: Future Mentions: saying something that will require follow up on later. Inside Jokes: making jokes that refer to something interesting or funny you and the listener was involved in. Same Same: exclaiming how crazy it is you have something in common and talking about it. You Have to See: saying that you will share something they are interested in with them later. FOLLOW Use Humor to Spice Up Your Next Speech
Public speaking notoriously provokes fear in many speakers. However, knowing that you have a great, humorous speech to deliver can go a long way toward alleviating speaking anxiety. Some speakers say, "I could never use humor in my speech. I just don't feel comfortable with it."
Anyone can use humor Appropriate humor relaxes an audience and makes them feel more comfortable with you as the speaker.
Humor can bring attention to the point you are making and help the audien...
Developing Anecdotes The best and most comfortable place to find humor comes from your own personal experience.
Jot down funny ideas as you come across it that might appeal to your audience - an embarrassing moment that you might not have found funny at the time, or a funny conversation you had.
Honing the Delivery Make sure your choose humor is funny to you. First p ractice with small groups of people. Pay attention to the way your are delivering the joke or quip.
Only use humor in a speech after you are comfortable telling it from memory and have tested it.
FOLLOW 4 Essential Ingredients of a Great Conversation
Have you ever had a conversation so good that it left you reliving it for days, weeks, months, or even years after it took place? Just as we put traveling, marriage, or stepping into your first home up on a pedestal as the "ultimate" expressions of human joy, I believe great conversations are up there too.
They are not just the process of exchanging of words. They represent the base for very meaningful friendship or partnership.
And especially in this era of screens and limited attention spans gre... Ingredients of a great conversation A great conversation is a two-way street, not a competition. A great conversation is a safe space. Fear of judgment will stop you from opening up in front of someone. A great conversation fosters relatability. Relating to something that another person has expressed indicates active listening. A great conversation is an opportunity to learn. It should feel enriching and enlightening. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN