Up next in How to Improve Your Communication Skills (68 videos)
Whether you're dealing with friends, family, a lover, or co-workers, you'll benefit from the communication skills taught in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Listening skills
- Eye contact
- Open-ended questions
Encourage someone to talk about themselves by asking questions like, 'What do you do for a living?' or "What kinds of movies do you like?"
Display an interest in a wide range of topics.
Listen quietly and maintain eye contact. The more trusted and sensitive their audience, the more willing people are to open up and engage.
Respond enthusiastically to comments to keep someone talking. Keep your enthusiasm sounds genuine.
Encourage further conversation
Encourage further conversation by asking who, what, why, when, where, and how questions, like: 'What did you do?' and 'When was this?'
Don't be afraid to admit your ignorance
Don't be afraid to admit your ignorance when discussing a topic. That gives the other person an opportunity to show their knowledge of the subject.