Conversation and Active Listening

Topics to Keep Conversation Flowing

There are a lot of people who feel awkward starting or continuing a conversation, especially when it comes to meeting someone new for the first time. These 4 topics will help to keep any conversation flowing:

  • Family
  • Occupation
  • Recreation
  • Dreams

Short Intro to Active Listening

Communication is a two-way process which also involves sending and receiving information. Active listening is the ability to give full attention to the person talking, understand their message, and respond thoughtfully. 

Tips for Active Listening

By applying the following tips in your own communication, you can develop better listening skills to improve communication in all areas of your life:
  • Ask open questions
  • Summarise
  • Reflect
  • Clarify
  • Give words of encouragement
  • React