The 2 Most Essential Skills for having an Awesome Conversation

Amar Pandit , CFA , CFP

Amar Pandit

A respected entrepreneur with 25+ years of Experience, Amar Pandit is the Founder of several companies that are making a Happy difference in the lives of people. He is currently the Founder of Happyness Factory, a world-class online investment & goal-based financial planning platform through which he aims to help every Indian family save and invest wisely. He is very passionate about spreading financial literacy and is the author of 4 bestselling books (+ 2 more to release in 2020), 8 Sketch Books, Board Game and 700 + columns.

The 2 Most Essential Skills for having an Awesome Conversation

Most of you would be thinking about command on the language, being a fantastic orator, a degree in communication and so on. None of these answers are relevant as you are not giving a speech but having a conversation.

These are the 2 most Essential Skills that you need to develop.

1. Asking Meaningful Questions leads to an awesome conversational experience. This is because when you ask people a meaningful question, it makes them think and talk about themselves, their experiences and so on. People love talking about themselves, their experiences and their stories.

2. Listening I am not talking about Hearing. (There is a big difference between Listening and Hearing.) Most people Surely Hear but not actively Listen…They are ready with their response even before listening properly. Observe this the next time you have a conversation with someone.

Thus Asking Questions (genuinely) and Listening will lead to an awesome conversation.