A lively group discussion, an intimate tête-à-tête, an inner monologue — in your view, when it comes to a good conversation, what’s the ideal number of people
Oh to have conversations once again, what a wonderful dream. However, with a cell phone in every persons hand, and texting thumb a new medically recognized ailment, I can’t say I expect much in the way of great conversation anymore.
I’m not a fan of crowds. I find them too loud and an impossible environment to carry on a good conversation. However, should one be so fortunate as to find another individual willing and able to participate in the lost art can be fun, exciting and widen one’s social circle.
I enjoy the give and take of conversation, two to six people is fine with me as long as the others participating understand conversation etiquette.
- Turn your phone off and put it away.
- Make good eye contact.
- Ask questions, participate.
- Listen actively.
- Pay attention to body language.
- Don’t be boring by rambling on.
- Be attentive to the others and their interest.
- Don’t monopolize or get on a soapbox.
Here’s hoping we all have the opportunity for more conversation.