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Dumb Little Man. Although in the grand scheme of things, these moments are meaningless, they can be quite a burden for you when they happen. I think the biggest problem here is not that awkward feeling though, but the fact that not knowing good ways to keep a conversation going can make you lose the opportunity to get to know an otherwise great person.
It is common for conversations with new people to have bumps at the beginning. Get them over those bumps successfully, and you could find yourself building a beautiful relationship.
Here are the best 5 ways I know to do this: Find what to say in your favorite topics. We all have things we are passionate about: activities, hobbies, projects, goals, ideas or jobs. Take some time to make a short but relevant list with the things you are most passionate about, and would make easy conversational topics for you. Read that list a couple of times and get to know it well.
Then, when you find yourself in a stalling conversation, think about the list and find a way to maneuver the conversation to one of the topics on it. Ask open ended questions. One way to keep a conversation going is to get the other person talking. And the best way to do this is by addressing her open ended questions. However, most of time, this fear is not anchored in reality. This is where blurting comes in. Let the other person end the silence. Most people are uncomfortable with silences in a conversation. When one occurs, they immediately try to fill it by finding something to say.
You can use this to keep a conversation going. Instead, hang in there and let the silence work for you. Most of the time, the other person will eventually pick up the conversation and end the silence. Practice, practice, practice.
I know many people which had huge problems with keeping conversations going and now, they can do this even with the most shy or uncooperative person. How did they manage to get to this point? They consciously pushed themselves out of their comfort zones, to meet new people, to socialize and to apply techniques like the other 4 mentioned above.
However, I believe you have the responsibility to at least try and make a conversation work. And if you do this well, you will be ificantly more able to make great friends and influence people. Eduard is a communication coach who teaches people how to start a conversation and other essential people skills. He also writes on his blog, People Skills Decoded. Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon.
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How to Keep a Conversation Going and Never Run Out of Things to Say