Apply these top five conversation fixes.
Every single fix mentioned here will improve your conversation skills a lot, but each in a different way. You will build your self-esteem, empathy with others, trust, and self-discipline. The last fix will help you with difficult questions and not very honest conversation partners.
- Stop for a moment.
Taking a short pause (2–5 seconds) after a person stops talking is a very smart and savvy thing to do.
- Ask for clarification.
Never assume that you fully understand what the other person is saying.
You can nod and smile, and then you repeat it back in your own words.
- Listen more, talk less.
The more you listen to another person, the more they trust and believe in you.
- Use the three-second look.
When you suspect that someone is not telling you the entire truth, hiding something, or stretching the facts, you need to just stop talking.
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