19 Conversation Techniques
Synthesizing: “So it seems like there are really three different issues going on here, which are…” Summarizing, which is what many people do, is boring and tedious to the other person. Synthesizing shows you are listening but goes further and adds value through big-picture thinking. Active listen...
I’m having a conversation with one of my friends and I ask him, “What defines you?” and he responded with, “Nothing. A definition excludes the possibility for change.” This is one of the best responses I’ve ever received to any of my questions.
“Silence is also conversation.”
Conversation with my best friend:
Me: I need to find a new case for Craig. Her: Whose Craig? Me: My phone. Her: You named your phone? Me: Yeah, so when I lose it, I can be like “WHERE CRAIG ATTTT?”
“Life is for deep kisses, strange adventures, midnight swims and rambling conversations.”