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:

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Try this and see how it works.

Austin Barnes.

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Business conversation skills are extremely important. Recently, a study showed that CEOs that had good ability at small talk and were able to carry on a conversation were higher paid and more successful. Plus, if a person does not have business conversation skills it will be a distraction.


Do you ever remember meeting a professional where they may have had a great product, but because of how they communicated and came across had no sales? A couple of tips will help in getting business conversation skills.

Improving Business Conversation Skills

First, read a book or take a course. There are many books and courses on how to improve conversation skills and how to confidently talk with anyone. Taking just a couple hours of reading those will be a big asset. One of the great ones is, “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carneghie.


Another tip is to practice. Yes, practice. Well, you might be thinking, I already practice. But what I’m talking about is focused practice. And that’s where in a conversation you intentionally focus on applying the conversation skills you learned. You focus on improving.


Then, third, ask an associate to evaluate you. This is tough and challenging. Ask someone to evaluate your conversation skills. Talk to a secretary or another associate; just say, “Hey, I want to improve my conversation skills. Is there anything I’m doing now that is distracting? And how can I improve?” This will give you some good feedback and show you where you need to work on your conversation skills.


As you apply these tips, you will improve your business conversation skills. It will also allow you to confidently talk with anyone.


How to Start Conversations and Make Friends

 Many people want to improve their conversation skills and along with that they want to know how to start a conversation and make friends

. Both of those are not too hard if a person learns how to do it, and once they have this ability they will be able to confidently talk with people, make friends and increase their popularity. Starting conversations basically comes down to approaching the person and using a conversation starter.

Recently, I was at an event. I walked up to someone, a complete stranger, and said “hi.” That was my conversation starter, and then I asked a question, “What are you enjoying about this event?” That got the conversation going.

How about making friends? Making friends comes down to two things. First, you need to spend time with people and second, find things that you have in common. I have friends where our friendship is based on politics; others, our friendship is based around sports; and others where our friendship is based on the fact that we can talk about anything – we have a real close relationship.

So if you want to make friends, you have to spend time with people, but also find things that you have in common. Using these tactics you will quickly be able to start conversations and make friends.


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