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We all love having deep and interesting conversations. Your mind goes blank and you say nothing. Both of these are examples of unhelpful mindsets to have when approaching any new social situation. They hinder your ability to hold a meaningful conversation. By being aware of your thoughts and checking them at the door, will allow you to be a part of more social opportunities. The negative mindset you have can stem from a lot of things, including social anxiety or social awkwardness. Do you ever think:. A study, published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, attempted to uncover how social awkwardness, and diagnosed Social Anxiety Disorder SAD , can affect social interactions.
On the other hand, people with SAD were found to have social performance deficits — gaps in their communication skills that limited how they interacted. In this case, holding a conversation is actually very difficult. Luckily, whether you have SAD, or just feel socially awkward, all hope is not lost. Working on yourself is about diving deep into your thoughts, history, and insecurities. Discovering how to overcome the things holding you back in life is important and can be life-changing. Another resource to look into is called Talk Space. It a way for anyone to improve their mental health in a convenient and affordable way!
Conversations, like any other skill, are something that you learn. Conversations are one of the best ways to connect with others and build quality relationships. But going into any social situation with a negative mindset can prevent you from keeping the conversation going and make lasting connections.
Having a few general questions to ask people you just met can help you keep the flow of the conversation going. Protip: Follow-up questions are an easy and effective way to keep the conversation going. Harvard research says, that people who ask questions, particularly follow-up questions, may become better managers, land better jobs, and even win second dates. Below, Harvard research shows people who asked more questions are more liked.
This gives you an idea about who the person is or what their personality is like. Protip: If you want examples of feeler questions check out our post here, and with10 Strategies To Improve Conversation Skills. The most commonly cited study on verbal and nonverbal communication is by Prof. Albert Mehrabian, of the University of California. Remember this when speaking with someone on a date, during an interview, or in any social situation.
This means listening and using empathy when someone is speaking to you. The absolute first step is to put your phone away or on silent. Then, pay attention, make eye contact, and focus on the conversation. Exit a conversation with an intention. If you felt a spark definitely have the intention of following up. How about a drink or coffee next week? What will your next conversation be like? Make the change. I want the tool kit! Have conversation starters in your back pocket. Be ready to ask questions.
Learn to be present during a conversation. What else can you do right now? Talk to a close friend about the feelings you have about how you feeling when you socialize. Get professional help. Prepare more when you go out to socialize Download our Tool Kit for free mini-course, blueprint, and more Check out our course, Next Level Conversation You got this!
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