What the best talkers have in common

Here is a excerpt from the book “How to talk to anyone, anytime, anywhere” by Larry King.

  1. They look at things from a new angle, taking unexpected points of view on familiar subjects.
  2. They have broad horizons. They think about, and talk about, a wide range of issues and experiences beyond their own daily lives.
  3. They are enthusiastic, displaying a passion for what they’re doing with their lives and an interest in what you’re saying to them at that moment.
  4. They don’t talk about themselves all the time.
  5. They are curious. They ask “Why?” They want to know more about what you’re telling them.
  6. They empathize. They try to put themselves in your place, to relate to what you’re saying.
  7. They have a sense of humor. And they don’t mind using it on themselves. Infact, the best conversationalists frequently tell stories on themselves.
  8. They have their own style of talking.

Keep talking.


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