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. Among the advice included: how to tell someone off; how to deliver an ultimatum; how to complain; how to solve creative differences; how to give a compliment; how to take criticism; how to apologize; how to read social cues; how to learn to say no; and much more.
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Interrupt the person
Interrupt the person politely during a pause in the conversation and take control of the discussion.
Comment on situation
Make a comment on your surroundings. This can help redirect a conversation if a discussion stalls or becomes uncomfortable.
Give them a compliment
Give the person speaking a compliment on their appearance or attitude, which will change the focus of the discussion.
Ask how and why questions
Ask a how or why question about another topic to open up a different conversation.
Start a new conversation
Start a new conversation with someone else if you're with other people and the one who’s talking becomes obsessive about something dull.