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    How to help conversation-flow....

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 27 Apr 2015, 11:28 am

    Here is a small entry to a conversation site that I thought might be a good subject to discuss here too.

    Read this and then give us your comments:

    Hi there. Well, in a social situation, it helps conversation flow by getting the other person to talk about themselves. To do that, you just have to ask them questions. Like, how many brothers and sisters do they have, or what do they do to pass time on the weekends. Just general stuff.

    The most important thing to do is to listen. If you practise your listening skills when others are talking, you will find that your mind doesn't go blank so much, and that what others say is interesting.

    And finally, take a big deep breath and RELAX!!! Have fun with it and learn to laugh at yourself. Being shy is an endearing quality. Much nicer to be around a shy person than a loud, overbearing one!!




    What do you think of that then ?


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    Re: How to help conversation-flow....

    Post by zathrus on Fri 01 May 2015, 12:47 pm

    I suppose that is right, but most people who have the ability to listen, ( no names, no pack drill ), can easily talk to each other about common subjects.

    It is only when anyone tries to push their own agenda at the loss of the two-way-street that good communication breaks down.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 02 May 2015, 12:30 pm

    "no names no pack drill" Laughing

    Of course you are completely right that any conversation has to be a "two-way-street" for it to develop into anything meaningful.

    Whenever I meet the "one-way-street" talkers, anywhere, I immediately lose interest, stop trying to talk, and go to talk with someone else.


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    Re: How to help conversation-flow....

    Post by Angie baby on Sun 03 May 2015, 1:09 pm

    I find this "not listening" thing starting with my seven-year-old's in class, and it annoys me no end.

    Nothing makes my time worth less than when pupils will not pay attention in the class-room.

    I just hope that these wee ones do not develop into the "one-way-streeters that Papa talks about, because there are plenty of them in the staff-room.
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 04 May 2015, 11:11 am

    Sadly, we find them everywhere Angie.

    It only takes a few seconds to find them out as their greatest giveaway is the flaw where they do not wait for signals that a person is finished talking before they force their next thoughts into and over the speech of others.

    They also do not leave those intelligent gaps where people can see they are being invited their turn to talk.

    These skills are part-and-parcel of good communication and without them there cannot be any true conversation.




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    Re: How to help conversation-flow....

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 10 May 2015, 6:06 pm

    Listening is an important skill which seems to be neglected nowadays.
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    Re: How to help conversation-flow....

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 11 May 2015, 12:40 pm

    It certainly is HG, and without "listening" there is no such thing as successful communication anywhere.


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