38 Ways to be a conversationalist

1 Ask open-ended questions

2 Listen

3 Show genuine interest

4 Give unique compliments

5 Ask this type of question

6 Be interested and interesting

7 Skip the small talk

8 Ask for their opinion on something

9 Provide feedback

10 Conversation creates connection

11 Stay engaged in the conversation

12 Be genuinely interested in the other person

13 Relax and be yourself

14 Step out of your comfort zone

15 Be genuine

16 Develop empathy

17 Stay patient

18 Give, give, give

19 Pay attention to emotions

20 Know yourself

21 Be comfortable

22 Dont mind the silences

23 Dont be distracted

24 Speak slowly

25 Explain in detail how busy you are

26 Read

27 Encourage turn-taking

28 Practice active listening

29 Cut to the chase

30 Take a breath

31 Embrace small talk

32 Ask how you can help

33 Never lose eye contact

34 Be brief

35 Resist the fear of missing out (fomo)

36 Check your assumptions about what it means to say no

37 Consider how to use a modified no

38 Be empathetic

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