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The most important thing to learn in life

The Art of Communication

  •  When someone asks, “How are you?”, Don't respond the same cliched terms like amazing, fine or excellent. Instead, reply “Somewhere between better and best. What about your pal?”.

  • “So what’s the craziest thing you have done lately?”. That is a question which helps me stir up an otherwise boring conversation. Use it when you have no topic to discuss. Acts like a charm.

  • If you notice a person using a particular word, again and again, compliment them by saying, “I like the way you use the word ‘fill it.' It suits your tone”.

  • If you get a call while having a conversation, use the simple words, “Excuse me. I got to take this. Please give me a minute”, rather than just rushing away with your phone.

  • People love to hear their name. Use it whenever possible. Replying with “Yeah sure Alex. I will take it, buddy.”, Instead of “Yeah sure. I will take it.”, would seem more appealing.

  • As I mentioned, try to replace “sorry” with “thank you” in particular situations. For example, instead of saying “Sorry for being late,” you can say “Thank you for waiting.” It sounds more diplomatic.

  • If you are having a small argument and the other person isn’t coping, use the soothing words, “Every person has their opinion. I respect you for that”. It is applicable even for a blogger who get hate comments in their answers.

  • Fill your conversations with real-life stories. “Even I experienced the same. The other day I visited our grocery store and”, continue. It helps to keep the conversation funny and more lively.

  • Involve the listener to your conversation too. When you are done talking, continue with, “So what’s your opinion on that?” or “Did anything similar happen to you?”.
  • And when the end of the conversation is near, don’t use the same boring, “Okay see you then. Bye”. Spice it up with, “Anyway, I don’t want to monopolize all your time. It was excellent talking to you. Hope we can catch up more often.”

  • These little effective tweaks have helped me to spice up my way of communication in daily life conversations.

  • Feel free to post any query or any suggestions in the comments. I might add it up in the answer later. 

  • See you then. I don’t want to monopolize all your time! 

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