Keeping a conversation going

January 15, 2007 2:46pm CST
What can you say when you want to encourage people to keep talking to you? Try making comments or asking questions. If you do this, you show the other person that you are interested in what they are saying. Here are some examples of what you can say: Making comments "No!" - to show surprise "I don't believe it!" - to show surprise "Wow!" - to show admiration or surprise "That's incredible / amazing / unbelievable" - to show great interest in the subject of conversation "How awful / terrible" - to show sympathy with someone else's bad news? Asking questions "Really?" - to show surprise "And you?" - when someone asks you how you are "Did you?" - can be used to encourage someone to tell their story. For example, "I saw her last night" "Did you?" "Yes, she was with one of her friends, and she...."
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@lilaclady (28232)
• Australia
16 Jan 07
Showing you are truly interested in the other person is one of the biggest compliments you can give to a person, but you must be honest , nobody like a fake person.