How to be Interesting in Conversation

Conversation Advice

Many people worry that they are not interesting in conversation. However, there is no need for concern about this as it is easy to be interesting in conversation and everybody can do it. By applying the following 3 conversation tips, you can be sure to be interesting when talking to people.

1. Be interested – Interesting people are interested in other people. In a conversation they listen to what other people have to tell them and they contribute to the talk by asking their own questions. Asking questions and paying attention to the person you are speaking to shows that you are interested in them and is a vital step when you want to get to know someone.

2. Show empathy – Interesting people care about the people in their lives. When having a conversation, they are able to talk at a feeling level and to discuss emotions. It’s a much deeper level of conversation that is much more meaningful than small talk. This kind of conversation is the only way to really get to know someone.

3. Be genuine – Interesting people are always real. They are never fake in conversation or pretending to be something that they are not. You don’t need to change your personality to be interesting. It also means that if you are talking to someone boring, you should not pretend that you are interested in them when you are not – just leave the conversation or take control of it so that you are not talking about the boring subject anymore.

Start to apply the 3 tips in your conversation and you will notice that your relationships develop and that you have more meaningful connections with people.

About Jade Joddle Jade Joddle is a speech and voice teacher who gives her non-native speaker clients back the confidence they had in their native language. She teaches high-level professionals to Speak Well in English so that they thrive and succeed.