Great conversation assists
you to create in others the idea that he or she “knows” you,
understands you, can relate to you, and most importantly,
can trust you.Yes, conversation can do all that! With
a little practice people will feel they have known you for
years when your in conversation with them, when in fact you
were perfect strangers five minutes ago.
Believe me, it isn’t grades or qualifications that
are the indicator of how successful a person will turn out
to be, it’s how well that person can make conversation.
A recent study into conversation looked at former students
of Stanford University School
of Business 10 years after they graduated.
Grade averages had nothing to do with their degree of success.
What did however, was their ability to make conversation.
The most successful students could have a conversation with
anyone - strangers, bosses, bosses’ wives, milkmen,
you get the idea.
And while this modern study of conversation may have proved
the power of conversational
ability, it is a power which has been known
Your new-found conversational skills will give you the same
kind of advantage in personal relationships as it does in
the world of business.
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