Learn these six quick tips to boost your communication skills. Read on to find out.
1. Don’t be boring
Are you telling a fascinating story and seeing people yawn? Maybe this story isn’t as interesting as you’d like to believe. Try to complete it and let others speak.
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2. Learn to listen
Let the other person tell you about yourself. Ask him counter questions. Strangely, the people we like the most always say little.
3. Discuss the interests of the interlocutor
Ask the person about their hobbies, ask different questions, and discuss them. You are already 80% close to being liked. If you are well-versed in the interlocutor’s hobby, you can easily keep the conversation going. If not, ask him more. He’ll be delighted to share it with you.
4. Keep three stories in hand
Nobody cares about the specs of your new phone. What really turns them on are real events that happened to you. So keep three stories handy at all times. They need to be exciting and emotional. Let the other person care about what happens in the following minute.
5. Develop charisma
There is so much meaning in this world that it’s getting too complicated to figure out its true meaning. Some say that they are born with charisma, while others believe that this personality trait has developed over the years. But here’s interesting research conducted by two psychologists in 1967 proved that only 7% of the conversation is focused on words. The rest is in a tone of speech and body language.
Laugh, smile, be emotional. Use both words and body language to convey your message.
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6. Live an interesting life
Chat with different people, read more books, watch movies, travel. The correct way to become an interesting person is to live an interesting life. And believe me, it will give you much more than just being a good conversationalist.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker