I believe that one of the best ways to connect with people and build quality relationships is through making conversation. Although most people can hold a conversation, your goal (we all need one lol) should be to come off as smooth and charismatic when you talk. “Obama-esque” if you will…
Like anything- you’re going to need practice if you ever wanna be great but the good news is that- from sales to interaction with the opposite sex- there’s no area these tips cant help you out..
1. Talk slowly
Typically, good talkers don’t rush into a conversation. They take their time when they reflect on something and when they say it out loud. They act as if they have all the time in the world. This makes them come off as centered and collected. Model this way of talking and you will create the same effect.
2. Hold more eye contact
Most people keep eye contact about 2/3 of the time or less when they talk. In my experience, it’s a very good idea to hold eye contact just a bit more than that. This will convey confidence and interest in interacting with them.
3. Notice the details
People with good conversation skills tend to notice the kind of things that the average person doesn’t notice, and to bring such details into the conversation. They may notice and point out an interesting ring on the other person’s hand, a certain foreign accent, or a certain voice tone they use when saying a name. Thus, such individuals impress people in a very elegant manner.