The key to more productive & rewarding conversations will never exist in making the right statements, as much as it does in asking the right questions.
Almost everyone I know admits they wish they were a better, more dynamic communicator. But to become a master conversationalist has little to do with making pithy or brilliant statements every time. Most of us aren’t that smart, or able to respond that quickly. What moves a conversation from boring to brilliant is asking great questions, and listening intently…a learned skill. Questions create insight, offer intrigue, build intimacy and improve conversations…instantly. It’s also amazing how much more interesting people find you when you ask probing, relevant questions. Never underestimate the “gift” of a good question. Talk less, learn more, and ask great questions today.