Be a Better Conversationalist

A Blog for Humans

The past few years, I’ve slowly become more and more extroverted.

One factor leading to this was reading a book on how to be a better conversationalist. I thought it’d be helpful to share the best tips from the book.

Have a general guiding “goal” in mind when you speak to someone. This doesn’t mean you’re duplicitous or fake. It just means you are giving meaning to your conversation. When someone asks you “What do you like to do?” they aren’t just asking for information. They’re trying to make conversation, for one reason or another. And so should you! Maybe you want to get to know the person better. Maybe you want to find areas of common interest. Or maybe you want to persuade them to marry you. My goal lately has been to make people feel comfortable. If I’m speaking to someone who loves to gab, I try…

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