The ability to converse well is an important asset. Being able to talk pleasantly and intelligently with people opens up opportunities for friendship and more chances for success in ones work. A boy or girl who is friendly and who can talk with others readily and well is usually liked by his classmates. People enjoy the company of a man or woman who can carry on pleasant conversation. The good conversationalist is generally a popular and welcome person. The applicant who talks correctly and courteously usually makes a good impression on the prospective employer. The power of pleasant and intelligent conversation can be cultivated.
The one who monopolizes the conversation gives the others no chance to express their ideas is not a good conversationalist. Good conversation is a give-and-take, it is not a lecture by the one who selfishly talks all the time. The braggart, is one of the most unpleasant person to talk to, he talks of nothing but himself, his experiences, exploits, virtues and accomplishments, that makes it boring and a nuisance to others.
Here are some tips to improve ones conversation….Cultivate a soft and pleasant voice. Never forget to say please when making a request and Thank you for acknowledging a favor. Always show interest in what other say to you. Interest breeds interest. Be ready to discuss a variety of subjects by keeping your eyes and ears open, by reading and recalling your past experiences. Respect the opinion of others and look them directly in the eyes when you talk to them. Avoid as much as possible talking and bragging about yourself.
We converse with others almost all hours of the day. We talk with our families and friends, our classmates, our teachers, our colleagues, and with other people we meet along the way. In all these instances, it is necessary that we converse clearly, distinctly and courteously.