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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

7 Steps To Mastering The Art Of Conversation

In The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure, Catherine Blyth gives some great tips on handling the subtle nuances of polite interaction.
Here are seven of my favorite bits:
How To Make Small Talk

Whatever the context, old friends or new, it is best if speakers respect five principles:
Put others at ease
Put yourself at ease
Weave in all parties
Establish shared interests
Actively pursue your own

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I prefer the "I am lion hear me roar" method. It gets extraordinary results. Wives and girlfriends not only like it, they respect it!