Conversation Topics Archives

We all have to deal with the unfriendly person. This reader is wondering:

I am very nervous when talk with the unfriendly person, especially, when I know that he or she is not like me. i want to talk frankly, but, they don’t. How can I do this?

The simple answer is… talk to them like you would anyone else. I know this is difficult, but being great at conversation comes down to focusing on showing interest, having a good attitude, and listening.

Focus on these things and keep the conversation flowing. However, if they are really unfriendly, just consider leaving the conversation.

Here is one more idea. Match their mood. If a person is in a depressed mood, don’t at cheerful. It will be really irritating! I have made this mistake before. Act a little down yourself and then slowly become more cheerful.

You want to match the mood of the person you are talking with:

More Info here:

Try this and see how it works.

Austin Barnes.

PS. Feel free to leave comments on these posts.



What are some great conversation topics and questions?

This reader is wondering exactly that:  “Sometimes it feels like I don't have a life outside work.  
What to talk about to make myself more interesting is my question.”  
Good question. There are several options. Current events is always interesting.
Take a few minutes a day to read a local TV's website. Scan the headlines on any major news site.
To be even more interesting check out a couple of these sites:
You can mention, “Did you hear about the Daycare that accidentally gave Car fluid to the kids?”
That will be interesting.
Don't forget that showing interest in others makes you seem very interesting!
Take this to mind and review the headlines for good conversation topics.

What to Talk About on a Date? Day 3

Dating can be fun, but also a little awkward if you run out of things to talk about on a date. Today’s question comes from a reader who asks:

“My question is about dating. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m dating someone who doesn’t have much in common or is it just I don’t know what to talk about on a date..? What do you suggest?”

When I was single (and before I upgraded my conversation skills), I experienced a few dates with some awkward silence. What’s the answer?

A couple ideas.

First, great friendships and relationships are based on common interests and connections. Just something to keep in mind as you go forward with your relationship. Keep searching for common interests.

However, you can definitely improve the conversations on your dates.

What to talk about on a date?

Before a date, think of 5 questions you can ask and 5 fun facts you can share.  When I say fun facts, think of something interesting that has happened to you lately or something else you think your date might be interested in.

You can check this out for some example questions

As the date progresses, just start working through these.

When your date is talking listen for conversation nuggets.

If your date says, “I played volleyball in high school”.

Take the nugget and say, “Cool, what did you enjoy about it?:”

This will keep the conversation going.

These are just a few ideas to  get you started. If you want to thoroughly upgrade your conversation skills, check out the “Conversation Success System”

 Have a great day,


PS. Feel free to submit your question by clicking on the button above this page. We are just on day 3 of our “Answer your Questions Marathon”.

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