Am I a Conversation Downer?


By: Maralee McKee

Want to make sure you’re never the conversational downer whom others would rather avoid?

Ask yourself this question the next time you finish a conversation you initiated:

Did I share more about myself than I learned about the other person? If your answer is yes, then you’re in danger of being viewed as cornering the conversation.

The solution: start and end every conversation by asking about the other person’s thoughts, plans, and happenings.

Studies show that people who are perceived as the best conversationalists talk little and ask lots!

 

Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! To learn more about Maralee click on the "Meet Maralee" or "New? Start Here" links at the top of this page.

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