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Extending the converstion

In today’s discussion, we talked about extending the conversation when talking to someone your are not familiar with.

 

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When you meet old friends, it is easy to talk about the old days or the many interests you have together.  But how about when you are at a party or your first day of work?

 

 

 

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The first point mentioned today was to find something you have in common.  It is so much easier to have a conversation when you know about a topic so well.  It could be anything.  Your favorite foods, your favorite singers, a hobby you have, etc.  When you find that thing you both have knowledge about, it is so much easier to lengthen a conversation.

 

Another way you can extend the conversation is to go off topic and change the subject without knowing it.

 

'Jeffrey, you're going off-topic again.'

 

For example, you could be talking about food and restaurants.  Then all of a sudden you say that you had some bad chicken at a restaurant and then mention you had to go to the hospital as a result.  Next thing you know, your friend adds that he once dated a nurse and you continue talking about that.

 

So in one minute you’re talking about bad chicken and the next minute you’re talking about a nurse.  That is also a way to extend your conversation with someone!

 

We talked about many other things in class, so the next time you join, please use these practices to enjoy your conversations more!