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Yesevi

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2021.08.23 09:13

Here is an article on 'How to Keep a Conversation Going' ⬇️


Getting into a conversation is one thing. There are socially accepted scripts you can follow: you can ask how they’re liking the weather, or how they know the host, or what they do for fun. But once you’re in a conversation, how do you maintain it? That’s where it gets a bit trickier. Here are five tips and tricks from experts to help you next time you experience an awkward mid-conversation silence.

1. Make sure you look interested.

Nothing kills a conversation faster than a face that says, “I’m waiting for this conversation to end so I can go do something else.” Make sure you look alert and interested. Don’t scan the rest of the room over your conversation partner’s shoulder, try to maintain an appropriate amount of eye contact.

2. Don’t discount small talk.

Small talk has a bad reputation, but it can both keep a conversation going and lead to bigger things. So go ahead — talk about the news, what your plans are for the weekend, and the things you do for fun. “We have to earn the right to have deeper conversation,” 

3. Listen actively.

Make sure you’re really listening to what the other person is saying, rather than just waiting for your turn to talk. What do they seem to be interested in? What do they want to talk about? “Instead of coming with an agenda, listen to what someone is enthusiastically talking about, and ask a question about it,”

4. Ask open-ended questions.

Don’t fall into the trap of asking a series of yes-or-no questions. This makes it too easy for the conversation to stall, and too easy for your conversation partner to feel like they’re being quizzed. Instead, focus on open-ended questions.

5. Stay calm, and practice.

Try not to feel nervous. Even if you’re not naturally gifted at conversation, as long as you remain kind and interested your conversation partner will likely leave with a positive impression.
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Comments

  • Irek 2021.08.23 09:23

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    Very helpful post (motivates to short conversations) 👍
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 09:39

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    @Irek Yep, unfortunately some people do not know how to Start or keep a conversation going. This could be due to various reasons.
  • Kawya Rasangi 2021.08.23 09:47

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    Great post... It was really helpful to me... 💯❤️✌️
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 09:47

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    @Kawya Rasangi Happy to help! 💪🏼
  • Eva 2021.08.23 10:43

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    Thank you for helping us 😇
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 11:23

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    @Eva Happy to help! 💪🏼
  • Mahmoud Mo 2021.08.23 11:29

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    Thanks for information
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 11:30

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    @Mahmoud Mo Happy to help! 💪🏼
  • Amal 2021.08.23 11:32

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    Could you tell us how to make quite long and interesting answers
  • Amal 2021.08.23 11:33

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    🙋🏻‍♀️💜thanks for helping it’s really useful
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 11:36

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    @Amal You can read the question carefully. What, specifically, is the question asking for? Make sure your answer provides that – or a viable alternative. The answer can be “don’t do that”, but it should also include “try this instead”. Any answer that gets the asker going in the right direction is helpful, but do try to mention any limitations, assumptions or simplifications in your answer. Brevity is acceptable, but fuller explanations are better.
  • OJ 2021.08.23 13:41

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    Great tips. Also, if your language skills aren’t good enough then avoid getting into conversations until you feel confident enough to hold a conversation.
  • rumbi 2021.08.23 17:07

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    I really needed this very helpful .
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 17:26

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    @rumbi Happy to help! 💪🏼
  • Bou 2021.08.23 17:36

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    @Yesevi Sir, please could you give us an example of an Open-ended question, cause I’m not quite understand what does it mean.
  • Amal 2021.08.23 18:03

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    @Yesevi thanks a bunch
  • Yesevi 2021.08.23 18:27

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    @Bou An open-ended question is a question that cannot be answered with a "yes" or "no" response, or with a static response. Open-ended questions are phrased as a statement which requires a longer response. The response can be compared to information that is already known to the questioner.
  • Miguel Z. 2021.08.23 18:33

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    @Bou I understand Open-Ended Question like those that can't be answered with just "yes" or "no", but need an explanation. For example: - What do you do in your free time? - Why are you learning English? As you can see, these questions need explanation, not like following: - Did you have fun yesterday in your free time? - Do you like to learn English?
  • Bou 2021.08.23 19:20

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    @Ahmet Ah ok, I got it now, thank you so much
  • Bou 2021.08.23 19:20

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    @Miguel Z. Thank you so much for explaining that. I greatly appreciate it🌸
  • Akonai 2021.08.31 16:39

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    Useful, thank you 🌸

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