TAC-ticians become Masters in the advance arts of conversation with practice. Practice takes time working with multiple subject targets. Below are a few exercises to help better learn TAC: The Art of Conversation. Communication is key to finding your way.
1. Set goals: Setting simple goals help with mastering “Why”. It can also help with How and When. An example – I want to walk over to that person and get their name and one personal tidbit of information from them.
2. Talk with cashiers: Taking a cashier out of their groove for a moment and into the real world is a task. They are normally on script and zoned out. Breaking their “activity” and getting them involved in a “With” conversation, while keeping them and everyone around you happy, is good practice.
3. Start with people you know: The most comfortable a person can be is with people they know. Keep them out of the know of what you are attempting to accomplish. A friend, or family member, will have no idea what hit them once you utilize and control that conversation.
4. Practice listening: This seems easy enough, but how often do people really listen. Take note of what is being said, then respond with interest. Allow that interest to be director in their favor and less about relating their story with a personal, yet similar, story.
5. Brainstorm “With” conversation ideas: Write out notes on things that can be said about the weather, or rooms, places, clothes, etc. Having a collection of impromptu line openers will help slide any situations into a conversation!
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