Six habits of the best conversationalists
Fast Company - 04/06/2016
Good conversationalists listen with their eyes, looking for body language or changes in mood that provide information about the other person’s interest level in the conversation. This can help them redirect or improve the conversation in the moment, says Parker Ellen, professor of management and organizational development at Northeastern University.
“It also would equip individuals with an awareness about other parties, including their goals, as well as any underlying motives the other party had for the conversation,” he says. “Apparent sincerity would enable individuals to present comments and pose questions in a manner that seems genuine, such that it builds trust.” This could be crucial to getting other people to open up more and build rapport.