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?
The fascinating thing about children is that they see the world in a different way to what you do. Even more, they have tremendous imaginations. Why wouldn’t you want to tap into that?
Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.
It’s no secret that people hate confrontation. But it’s odd how people even avoid good confrontations. When is social media actually the anti-social method?
There are few things more dreaded than a mother-in-law. For the sake of you & your partner, how can you get along?
Why is it important to talk to your pets when they can't answer back?
Have you been so busy badly flirting that you forgot to have good conversation? Guess which one will lead to real connection.
Deep conversations are extremely rewarding but people are reluctant to ask the big questions to get there. Why?
Your opinion matters, but how badly do you need to argue for it? Awkward Silence are encouraging you to be self-aware next time a discussion gets heated.
Neighbours are a fact of life. Make that a good thing through conversation.
A few seconds of silence is not a disaster. If you keep your head, it’s not even a cause for concern. It might even be considered an opportunity.
There is a conversation faux-pas that seems obvious to most, oblivious to others. And as we at Awkward Silence chat to people about conversation, we hear many people complain about it again & again.
When we encounter someone who is grieving or in the midst of some awful life event, we rarely know what to say next.
The large volume of conversation means we can get into some unhealthy conversation habits. We list 5 of the worst offenders so you can avoid these dull conversation traps.
A conversation is a valued exchange, but when it's time to end it you can easily devalue it with a cheap line. Learn how (and how not) to end a conversation.
In a slump? Try some of these activities. Next time someone asks you “what’s new?”, you can mention your recent activity and that will lead to an interesting conversation. (The best bit - they are all free!)
Are the benefits of talking to plants just an old wives tale, or is it the next step in evolution?