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Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts

Conversation Etiquette: 5 Dos and Don’ts
I think we’ve all encountered men who have a knack for good conversation. They can talk to anybody about anything in a laid-back, casual manner that sets people immediately at ease. A complete stranger can walk away from these conversational maestros feeling like he’s known known them for years. It’s easy to think that the art of conversation is a skill that the gods bestow on a happy few, while cursing most men with turbid tongues. While it’s true that some men simply have a greater portion of innate natural charm, the art of conversation is a skill in which all men can become competent. You may never have a silver-tongue, but you can learn to converse in ways that make you a valued party guest, set you apart at company functions, impress the ladies, and win you new friends. 5 Do’s of Conversation Listen more than you talk. Come to an occasion armed with topics at the ready. Tailor the conversation to the listener. Take your turn. Think before you speak. 5 Don’ts of Conversation “Huh?”

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