How to Have a Conversation



What does this mean?

A conversation is an exchange of dialogue between two or more people. It can be formal or casual, and it can occur anywhere. With new-age technology, we are able to hold conversations from long distances. In fact, we can even have nonverbal conversations called text messages or sign language. There are many platforms to have a conversation in. Examples are Whatsapp, WeChat, facetime, skype, zoom, and google meets. We can call our friends from across the globe to talk. Knowing how to have a conversation is vital to our existence as human beings because we are inherently social. Chances are, you already know how to have a conversation, because you've probably had one already. This article will just inform you about conversations and it will give tips on how to have a more meaningful and in-depth conversation.


Why is it important?

Conversations are the key to communication. They are one of the main ways we get to articulate our thoughts and feelings concisely and directly. For example, if you are upset with your friend, you should probably have a conversation with them to let them know how they made you upset and your feelings towards the situation. Without conversations, we would have a more difficult time getting our thoughts and feelings across to other people. Conversations are also important to have with yourself. Talking to yourself can help you understand your feelings and thoughts better.


What are the benefits?

There are many benefits to having a conversation. Even if you are an introvert, it is still essential that you converse with someone or yourself once in a while. Conversation:

  • Creates a bond with you or someone else

  • Shares important information

  • Helps us grow; shares a wide range of information and experience

  • Showcases your personality

  • Repairs/ Creates relationships

  • Helps you articulate


Tips

If you're an introvert, or you just need help maintaining a deep or meaningful conversation. here are some tips:

  • Listen to what they say

  • Find common interests

  • Eye contact

  • Positive body language

  • Say what you want to say

  • Ask meaningful questions

  • Try to be interested

  • Use a conversation starter

  • Don't let awkward moments define the conversation

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