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If you often find yourself participating in small talk about topics you have no interest in or have already discussed to exhaustion, the solution may be asking people unexpected, thought-provoking questions that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no.
It’s a good idea to have stock questions so you don’t have to think them up in the moment.
Purpose provides confidence, boosts influence and is contagious. To be more purposeful in your conversations answer the following:
The first two are easy to understand. It’s the third that’s hardest to learn, and can often only be learned through experience.
Two of the biggest innovations of modern times are cars and airplanes. At first, every new invention looks like a toy. It takes decades for people to realise the potential of it.