Everyday we find ourselves in situations where we need to carry a casual conversation. It may be unplanned such as meeting an acquaintance at a coffee machine, or planned like a social event. When I encounter such situations, I skip the small talk. Well, truth be told, I am very bad at small talks. And so, many times when I speak to someone, I engage in – what you can call an “unconventional” conversation. When it really clicks between two people, these discussions leave an everlasting impression on them.

I’ve had a chance to live in many places so far. In Chennai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Texas, California and now in a city in Switzerland. Albeit different places, the nature of speaking is the same. The same kind of characteristics attract people to speak to you more, and the same kind of traits repel others. Be it a personal or a professional discussion, between family, friends, co-workers or even strangers, I have noticed some key aspects that’ll help us talk to people better (unless you don’t want to)!  You may know many of these but may be you don’t think about their consequences.

And so in this series, I’ll share those tips one by one! When you implement it, I’d love to hear if it made a difference! Cheers! 🙂

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