There are 7 billion people in the world, all unique. Sometimes in the midst of this madness, we meet someone and talk.
Connecting with people is one of the greatest joys in life.
Discovering a common humanity with someone, sharing in their story. It’s energising.
Sometimes that person might become a partner, and that connection is life-changing. More often that person is just a new friend. But a new friendship is still wonderful.
And it starts with a conversation.
We are each unique in the combination of how we were raised, where we have lived, what our passions are, what our opinions & beliefs are, and what our experiences have been. While that uniqueness is special, it’s also limiting.
So we need to connect with others to open up our world to the wider world.
It’s in connecting with others that we become bigger than ourselves.
And through connection and seeing another’s perspective, we may discover a part of ourselves that we didn’t realise was there.
This trick will serve you well… but not for long.
10 dos & don’ts that will ensure you aren’t the annoying voice in a conversation.
Who are your special people, the ones who will be there for you in both good times & bad?
Are you interacting through text, messenger & email rather than vocally? Is that even a bad thing?
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?