Conversation and effective communication is the basis of all that we do in the business world. “We need to establish words clearly and effective to make sure our clients and customers are understanding our mindset or strategy,” says Marques Aiken of Blitz Tampa. In the article ‘6 Tips to Rule the Art of Conversation’ the writer Larry Alton talks about how it’s a necessary skill that’s needed to almost everything in life. He states, “The art of conversation is a necessary skill for almost everything in life. Conversations introduce you to people, important people who could be your mentors, employers, employees, partners or friends. Without conversations as the foundation for those relationships, you’ll have a hard time building a social circle, starting a business or advancing your career. Once a conversation gets going, you should have little problem maintaining that momentum—but for most of us, getting it started is the hardest part. Master these “talking points” to get (and keep) a conversation going.”
“At Blitz Tampa, our representatives are well versed in the art of conversation. They know how to make sure they are establishing good communication while presenting our firm perfectly,” says Marques Aiken of Blitz Tampa. The writer of the article, Alton explains 6 tips that are important in building conversation. Some of these tips are:
Ask lots of questions.
If you want to move from small talk to real conversation, you have to look for any opportunity that leads you to change the subject. Don’t try to abruptly change gears and talk about something deep or substantial; instead, patiently wait for the opportunity to present itself.
Let the other person do the talking.
This is another major point. If you go into a conversation and immediately begin dominating it with your own anecdotes, comments and explanations, the other person may immediately become disinterested. Instead, try to keep the focus on them as much as possible.
Lead with a compliment.
Compliments are the best possible way to begin a conversation. Not only do they provide a perfect opening line and a possible door for discussion, they also make the person feel good about themselves. Starting the conversation off on a positive note is crucial to keep the conversation going.
“Our favorite tip has to be letting the other person do the talking. When doing that you’re letting the audience know that they are being heard. By being heard they feel welcomed and special. This is something we value, the basis of making our clients and customers felt special, because they are,” says Marques Aiken of Blitz Tampa.