Developing Conversational Skills
Never ask a lady about her age and a gentleman about his earnings. Clichéd though it may sound, we often hear people commit such basic mistakes in their conversation. Making a perfect conversation is not an in-born but acquired skill. You have to work towards being a good conversationalist. You do not have to be very witty or articulate or a great storyteller to make an effective conversation. All you need to do is use your ears twice as much than your mouth and listen more than you talk. Above all, just be yourself, talk sincerely and listen attentively, and I am sure that you will be remembered as the ideal conversationalist.
To develop effective conversational skills there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
Be a good listener without being in a hurry to talk. When someone is talking, listen sincerely rather than just nod your head and make a pretense of listening. Express your interest by nodding or smiling, without interrupting the conversation.
When someone walks away from your conversation feeling pleased with himself and his wits, he is definitely pleased with you. Believe in yourself and others will definitely believe in you.