Improving your conversation can be quite the tricky thing to do. It’s a skill that you gotta build but with the right advice, you will be able to captivate anyone and anything in your conversation.
Gentlemen, we are going over the top 19 tips to always have that poppin’ convo that you dream of.
19 SOLID Tips for Conversation
1. Body Posture
You communicate everything with body posture so DON’T think your gonna slouch your way to success. You wanna get that girl? Sit up straight. You want to be respected? Stand tall and proud, like a man.
2. Face Expression
Vary your expression to better communicate the emotions of the story. This can especially mean exaggerating your expressions to make the convo more interesting.
3. Hand Motions
Using your hand motions to the full level will make your story more interesting and more understandable because it provides a visual for whats going on.
4. Do New Things
You can’t have a convo if there is nothing to convo about! Go out there and try new things. Having a couple side things will open your range of knowledge, just don’t spread yourself out too much.
5. Talk to New People
Talk to bus people, school people, work people, street people. Talk to all the people and you will gain confidence and experience.
6. Go to New Places
I’ve been all around the world and boy, lemme tell you. I’ve gotten pretty street smart from all that. In fact because of all my travel, I got a lot to say.
The world is a big place. If you’re staying in your house all day, you’re not living. 🙂
7. Join Clubs
Get involved in clubs that you like. Not only will you meet new people but you’ll once again gain more stuff to add to your conversation arsenal.
8. Join a Sport
Picking up a sport may seem like it’s not related to convo at all. That’s where you’re wrong.
When you play sports you understand sports and if you understand sports you can venture into uncharted conversation territory.
9. Watch the News
You probably have no idea whats going on in the world right now except for what you’re hearing on Buzzfeed and Snapchat.
Get on some REAL news and grow your knowledge.
10. Keep up with Sports
Keeping up with sports will let you into the sports conversations.
Sport is a big thing and if you don’t watch sports, you’re missing out on a lot. Casually watch it and keep updated.
11. Make Manly Eye Contact
Eye contact shows the other person that you’re listening and it shows your dominance.
Look the other person in the eye in a friendly way (not crazy staring) and look away occasionally to keep it casual.
12. Use Light Touch
Handshakes, high fives, slap on the back, light touch shows friendliness and communicates confidence.
You know the movie actor that plays Thor? He does this.
13. Ask Questions
Ask questions to learn about the other person. One amazing advice I got today came from my friend Jackson: you don’t want to do all the talking, ask enough to get them talking.
14. Tell Stories
This is a method of conversation, just overexaggerate everything and talk really slow, you’ll get by.
15. Vary Your Voice
Voice inflection is so crazy important when it comes to keeping peoples attention so don’t forget it. Just make sure you don’t get carried away or you’ll come off as hyper.
16. Talk Slowly
Talking slowly combined with voice inflection makes for an awesome story/convo. Talk slow and you’re words will carry weight and people will listen to them.
In fact, we actually got tips on how to play it cool right below.
17. Don’t Overthink It
While 19 tips is a lot to swallow, don’t think too much about it. Conversations are fun and natural so just let it happen.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, the world has over 7 billion people to make mistakes on.
18. Talk about People’s good Qualities
This will make people listen to you and will boost your rep and role model appearance. If you’re not making the people around you better, your doing something wrong.
19. Limit/Stop Swearing
I know we all have bad habits, this may be yours. Don’t be a potty mouth because you’ll come off as immature and unimportant.
You may catch ears with your dirty words short term but no one will listen to you in the long term.