Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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How to be an interesting conversationalist

The ability to speak beautifully and well is not given to everyone. How to become an interesting interlocutor and attract the attention of others with your eloquence?

The ability to speak beautifully and well is not given to everyone. How to become an interesting interlocutor and attract the attention of others with your eloquence?

Absolutely everyone can learn how to tell even the most ordinary information in an interesting way.

Not every person possesses the art of oratory. Surely, each of you noticed that even the same information can be presented to others in different ways. Some people attract the attention of the public miraculously, while others do not want to listen after a few replicas. The art of presenting information correctly has been valued since ancient times.

The names of the great orators of past centuries remain revered and famous in our day. Many mistakenly assume that this is a kind of gift that a person is endowed with from above, however, absolutely everyone can learn to tell even the most ordinary information in an interesting way.

So, here are a few tips on how to become an interesting conversationalist:

1. Learn to express thoughts in writing

expressing your thoughts. The ideal option is a personal diary. Having put your thoughts on paper, be sure to reread the information after a while. All your notes should be short and at the same time clear and rich. Try to learn how to clearly and specifically express your thoughts, without unnecessary descriptions, digressions or examples.

2. Develop the intellect

The main indicator of skillful eloquence is a developed intellect. Only a smart person who is aware of a huge amount of information can interest the attention of the public. In order to increase your intelligence, you need to regularly replenish your knowledge - read fiction and historical literature, follow the news of the media. Reading is the most effective way to develop speech.

3. Work on diction

Another important point is to work on diction. Even if you perfectly master all the techniques of oratory, but you do not have a clear and correctly set diction, this can cause others to lack interest in your words. Agree, listening to a person who stutters, speaks too fast or, conversely, slowly, "swallows" the endings of words or does not pronounce some letters, is not very interesting. To improve diction, special aids are very useful, which can be found both in print and in video or audio format.

4. Do the exercises

Be prepared for the fact that you will have to perform a certain set of exercises. Try to train daily to conduct monologues on a wide variety of topics, recording them on a tape recorder. Listening to recordings will help you find mistakes in your own speech. You can ask a relative or friend to listen to you or your recordings. It will not be superfluous to study special literature on the topic of teaching the art of oratory.

Here are my top tips for becoming an interesting conversationalist. Hope they help you.