3 Ways to Have More Engaging Conversations

Let’s face it, there are just some people that are good with conversations and there are just some people who are not that good at conversations. If you aren’t good at conversations, this doesn’t mean that you should stop. No, this means that you should improve! Ever wonder why some people just do not really take your conversation seriously some or maybe they just aren’t that interested? Well, there are two factors that could affect this, either something wrong with them or something wrong with you.

Here are a few ways to improve your conversation:

1. Emphasize
Sometimes during the conversation people, forget to emphasize the things that are most important and go on focusing on the side story. This usually leaves people in confusion and strays them away from the topic that you would actually want to discuss. A few ways to put emphasis on the topic you want to discuss.

To emphasize your topic, you can use of your tone of your voice or maybe even making use of pauses between talking. For example, pausing on the word or the topic you want to emphasize on will leave people time to reflect on what you just said. There are also times that you can play with the volume of your voice to focus on the topic just by saying it a little louder than the other ideas in your conversation.

2. Expound
What most people don’t realize is that it is perfectly fine to correct yourself during the conversation. Everyone makes mistakes unless of course you have what you want to say written down but that isn’t usually the case. Correcting yourself does not display weakness at all. In fact, it actually display strength. Strength because of how you are willing to admit the certain flaws within your conversation.

Now, let’s talk about expounding on your ideas. Expounding on your ideas is also equally important. If you say something and people can’t even understand what you’re talking about, most likely they’ll forget about it. But if you want people to remember, you should probably expound on that topic with a short and simplified explanation or maybe even give an example for them to fully understand.

3. Listen and Respond
Talking isn’t the only part of the conversation. Listening is definitely equally important. If you aren’t able to listen to the opinions, thoughts, or questions, then instead of a conversation, it would just be a speech. Give an equal amount of effort in listening as you give in talking. Of course, if people don’t have that much to say, don’t force them to talk. Just adjust to the level of becoming passive in the conversation. Listen and learn.