I know people who talk a lot but never say anything.
I love conversation, but I get bored quickly with small talk. I’d much rather have an engaging conversation. A conversation that opens my eyes to something I’d never considered before. A conversation that builds a connection with the other person. An inspiring conversation. Or a respectful conversation with someone I disagree with, so that I can challenge their thinking and they can challenge mine.
Conversations are doorways to new thoughts, new decisions & new actions.
Carl Sagan said “We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers.”
Conversations are the mixing bowls that great ideas emerge from.
How meaningful will your questions be? What new ideas will you explore? What inspiring conversations will you have?
Visit the Awkward Silence shop to kickstart your meaningful conversations.
Food should always taste better than it looks. Likewise, people should always be more interesting than they appear.
How we start a conversation often decides its trajectory. So maybe you should rethink how you greet people.
Even when you can't solve a friend's problem, talking about it helps.
Conversation will make or break a first date. How can you take the pressure off of thinking of things to talk about?
Do you use your words to make a positive impact or a negative one? Have you listened to yourself lately?
What should you talk about when you know a conversation is only going to be brief?
If you want to have a rewarding conversation with someone, never ask this question.
There is a reason we are social. It's to be known.
Last week, we discussed the importance of not interrupting others. But sometimes an interruption can actually enhance a conversation.
You hate being interrupted, but do you interrupt others?