4 Essential Ingredients of a Great Conversation
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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 great conversations should be nurtured.
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Summed up, it goes like this: you go through every possession you own, hold it in your hands, and keep it only if it evokes some kind of “joy”.
The theory is that any possession that gives yo...
So it makes sense to carefully consider what we keep in our homes.
Most of us own lots of things that make us feel bad (unused gifts, clothes we don't like or that don't fit, books we’ll never read, etc). And if it’s normal to have hundreds or thousands of possessions, then we are each, at all times, bearing the weight of hundreds or thousands of these relationships.
Getting rid of stuff can be quite liberating. Much of this process is about deciding who you are and who you’re not going to be.
You can’t move forward when you’re trying to keep a foot in every door.
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"People don’t judge you so much for who you are as they judge you for how you communicate yourself."
Interest is similar to humor whenever people discover something they didn’t expect.
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Whenever faced with uncertainty when trying to make conversation, you might want to consider making small talk.
It can work wonders and it helps with getting to know the other.
Making good conversation implies mastering the technique of asking the right questions, in the correct order, in a proper tone.
The purpose is to get to know the other, without making it feel like an interrogation.
Once you have got the chance to get to know a bit more about the other, you can initiate the use of deeper questions.
These allow you to create a bond and to show to the other person how interested you are in his or her life.