Friday, May 14, 2010

Ten Ways to Be a Better Conversationalist

Anyone can improve their communication by becoming a better conversationalist. Do you know these ten rules of good conversation?
  • Tell the truth
  • Don't ramble
  • Don't interrupt
  • Ask questions and listen to the answers
  • Don't take advantage of people
  • Don't dwell on appearances
  • Don't touch taboo topics
  • Disagree in a civilized fashion
  • Don't be a bore
  • Don't gossip

Source: The Art of Civilized Conversation, by Margaret Shepherd and Sharon Hogan. Buy it here.

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