What do you say as people leave? Is it something redundant like "drive safely"?
This insight into the brain will change how you view making conversation.
Conversation is so valuable yet so under-valued. It’s more important than you think.
If you aren’t listening, the conversation doesn’t evolve. It’s just two people saying things they each already know at each other.
Some things are good for us to hear, even if they are things we already know.
Martin Pistorius was diagnosed as being brain dead. Yet he was conscious, alert, and could see & hear everything that was happening around him. No one realised for 11 years.
Don’t aim to be the one in a conversation who gets to ride the high-horse. Aim to be the one who learns the most.
We list some of the best situations to use Awkward Silence.
At a recent funeral, it dawned on me that there is an opportunity I'll never have again.
We take a look at some of Socrates' best quotes on conversations.
There is the classic one-word answer caricature we have of teens. The problem isn’t just in the answers, the problem is also the dull questions.
It's in connecting that we become bigger than ourselves.
On the course of thinking on a new line, we can stumble on an idea trail. If we follow it, that idea starts to take shape.
When we're in a forced conversation, the temptation is to default to light filler topics. But it's easy to have a gripping conversation with someone you have never met before. It could be more memorable than you expect.
The future is here. This is the new approach to conversation - the unexpected, the unconventional, the unpredictable.
The idea we have of a person can be an outdated one. We learn, we grow, we change.
What is the newest language? Chances are that you've already spoken it.
As you get to know someone, how they look quickly becomes irrelevant.
When you talk to someone, you realise they have passions, struggles, quirks & hopes. The same as you. This is how conversation builds acceptance of diversity.
When we bump into someone we haven't seen in a while, conversation doesn't always come easily. What should you talk about after all these years?