Monday, February 21, 2005

3 Ways to Start a Great Conversation

by Peter Murphy

Many people worry about how to start a conversation. While
other people instinctively know how to start a conversation
and it comes almost naturally.

Are you comfortable that you know how to start a
conversation? Do you become tongue tied not sure what to
say? If you are not then there are many valuable resources
available to help you learn the art of conversation.

Here are three simple ways that you can learn how to start
a conversation and keep it going.

1. Be confident in yourself.

Consider that the other person has an interest in what it
is you have to say. Sometimes people have trouble with
conversation because of a lack of confidence in themselves.

The irony is that even if you are only pretending to be
confident other people will assume that you are confident.
They will then be more responsive to what you say and it
becomes easier to engage them in conversation.

2. Think of a compliment.

A great way to start a conversation is by complimenting
someone to. For example, you might say, "By the way Susan
that was an excellent presentation you gave today."

Tell someone you like his new car, his shoes, his hair or
the way he talks and you will have set the scene for a
friendly chat.

It is very hard for anyone to resist positive feedback. We
all love to hear sincere compliments and we then feel
compelled to treat the giver of the compliment favorably.

3. Ask the other person questions about themselves.

There's no better way to start a conversation than ask
someone a question about themselves.

Most people love to talk about themselves. If you ask
someone a question about themselves you will most likely
not have to do any other talking throughout the rest of the

And most likely that personal will leave the conversation
thinking very highly of you because you cared so much about
them and their interests.

They will certainly consider that you are a great
conversationalist even though you may have said very little.

These three simple tips are all you need to learn how to
start a conversation and keep it going. Not only are the
above tips helpful in learning how to start a conversation
but they will also work in keeping a conversation flowing.

For example, if the conversation seems to come to an end
prematurely ask another question or make another compliment.

You can change your life and now is the time to start.

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Although some people fear otherwise, conversation skills
can be learned by anyone of at least average intelligence.
The difficulties you had in the past will not stop you
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What matters is learning a proven approach you can use for
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Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy is a peak performance expert. He recently
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P.S. the key to greater success and happiness in life is
simple - make new friends, develop new contacts, help
others and let others help you. Without better people
skills we all get stuck where we are.

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