CONVERSATION
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CONVERSE

CONVERSATION

CONVERSATION RELATED TOPICS

CONSERVATION SKILLS

HOW TO HAVE A GREAT CONVERSATION RELATED TOPICS

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CONVERSE




To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas,
or feelings; talk. speak.

To be familiar; associate.

spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation.



Converse
http://www.answers.com/topic/converse



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CONVERSATION




Conversation is a form of interactive, spontaneous communication
between two or more people who are following rules of etiquette.
It is polite give and take of subjects thought of by people
talking with each other for company.

Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the
structure and organization of human interaction, with a more
specific focus on conversational interaction.


Conversations are interactive because contributions to a conversation
are response reactions to what has previously been said.

Conversations are spontaneous because a conversation proceeds, to some
extent, and in some way, unpredictably. However, the scope of that
spontaneity may legitimately be somewhat pre-limited for the purpose
of expediency, e.g. a talk show or a debate.

Conversations follow rules of etiquette because conversations are social
interactions, and therefore depend on social convention. Failure to
adhere to these rules devolves, and eventually dissolves the conversation.

Conversations are sometimes the ideal form of communication, depending on
the participants' intended ends. Conversations may be ideal when, for
example, each party desires a relatively equal exchange of information, or
when one party desires to question the other.

On the other hand, if permanency or the ability to review such information
is important, written communication may be ideal. Or if time-efficiency is
most important, a speech may be preferable.




Elements



Discussion

One element of conversation is discussion: sharing opinions on subjects that
are thought of during the conversation. In polite society the subject changes
before discussion becomes dispute. For example, if theology is being discussed,
no one is insisting a particular view be accepted.



Subject

Many conversations can be divided into four categories according to their major
subject content:

Conversations about subjective ideas, which often serve to extend understanding
and awareness.

Conversations about objective facts, which may serve to consolidate a widely
held view.

Conversations about other people (usually absent), which may be either critical,
competitive, or supportive. This includes gossip.

Conversations about oneself, which sometimes indicate attention-seeking
behavior or can provide relevant information about oneself to participants
in the conversation.


Practically, few conversations fall exclusively into one category. Nevertheless,
the proportional distribution of any given conversation between the categories
can offer useful psychological insights into the mind set of the participants.
This is the reason that the majority of conversations are difficult to categorize.



Functions


Most conversations may be classified by their goal. Conversational ends may,
however, shift over the life of the conversation.

Functional conversation is designed to convey information in order to help
achieve an individual or group goal.

Small talk is a type of conversation where the topic is less important than
the social purpose of achieving bonding between people or managing personal
distance.

Banter is non-serious conversation, usually between friends, which may rely
on humour or in-jokes at the expense of those taking part. The purpose of
banter may at first appear to be an offensive affront to the other person's
face. However, people engaging in such a conversation are often signaling
that they are comfortable enough in each other's company to be able to say
such things without causing harm. Banter is particularly difficult for those
on the autism spectrum and those with semantic pragmatic disorder.



Conversation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation



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CONVERSATION
RELATED
TOPICS




Chat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chat

Conversation Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_Theory

Speech (public address)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_%28public_address%29

Aizuchi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aizuchi

Awkward silence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awkward_silence

Bohm Dialogue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohm_Dialogue

Comments
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comments

Compulsive talking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsive_talking

Conversation Theory
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversation_Theory

Conversational narcissism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conversational_narcissism

Dialogue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialogue

Online chat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_chat

Small talk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_talk

Speech (public address)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speech_(public_address)



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COMMSERVATION
SKILLS




Developing effective conversational skills is a lovely investment
in your future. By improving your conversational skills you talk
with confidence. You have the ability to talk to almost any person
attracting friends and business clients twice the rate as you would
without such skills.

However, don't fall into the major misconception of thinking good
conversational skills is good communication skills. To often people
think someone with good communication is a witty conversation starter
who is easy to talk to. Having good conversation skills is a subset
of effective communication which also contains areas such as conflict,
listening, assertion, etc.



Conservation Skills
http://www.earthlingcommunication.com/conversation-skills.php



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HOW TO
HAVE A
GREAT
CONVERSATION
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TOPICS




How to Come Up with Good Conversation Topics
http://www.wikihow.com/Come-Up-with-Good-Conversation-Topics

How to Have a Witty Conversation
http://www.wikihow.com/Have-a-Witty-Conversation

How to Start a Conversation when You Have Nothing to Talk About
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Conversation-when-You-Have-Nothing-to-Talk-About

How to Join a Conversation
http://www.wikihow.com/Join-a-Conversation

How to Start a Phone Conversation
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Phone-Conversation

How to Make a Normal Conversation More Entertaining
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Normal-Conversation-More-Entertaining

How to Come Up with Good Conversation Topics
http://www.wikihow.com/Come-Up-with-Good-Conversation-Topics

How to Start a Conversation With a Girl
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-a-Conversation-With-a-Girl

How to Keep the Conversation Flowing with a Girl (for Guys)
http://www.wikihow.com/Keep-the-Conversation-Flowing-with-a-Girl-%28for-Guys%29



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CONVERSATION
SKILLS
LINKS




4 Ways to Start Conversations with Women
http://pickupartistsassociation.org/239/openers-4-ways-to-start-conversations-with-women/

5 Secrets That Will Help You Master Conversation Skills
http://time.com/2917367/5-secrets-that-will-help-you-master-conversation-skills/

7 Tips for Difficult Conversations
http://blogs.hbr.org/dowling/2009/03/7-tips-for-difficult-conversat.html

10 Interesting Topics of Conversation for Every Occasion
http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Interesting-Topics-of-Conversation-for-Every-Occasion&id=622750

10 Tips for Effective Conversation
http://www.srichinmoybio.co.uk / blog / communication / 10-tips-for-effective-co /

12 Tips for Making Small Talk
http://www.careerbuilder.com / Article / CB-482-Getting-Ahead-12- /

101 Conversation Starters
http://conversationstarters.com/101.htm

The art of conversation
http://economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?story_id=8345491

The Art of Conversation or Improve Your Conversation Skills
http://www.essentiallifeskills.net/the-art-of-conversation.html

Better Communication Skills
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-talk-to-people-better-communication-skills

Communication Skills
http://www.ncsu.edu/counseling_center/resources/personal/interpersonal_skills/communication.htm

Communication Skills Power Blog
http://www.howtotalkwithconfidence.com/blog/

Conversation
http://www.improveyoursocialskills.com/conversation



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Conversation
http://www.improveyoursocialskills.com/conversation

Conversation Lesson Plans for English Learners at All Levels
http://esl.about.com/od/conversationlessonplans/

Conversationalist
http://www.toastmasters.org/ToastmastersMagazine/ToastmasterArchive/2010/August/Conversationalist.aspx

Conversation Café
http://www.conversationcafe.org/

Conversation Exchange
http://www.conversationexchange.com/

Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom
http://iteslj.org/questions/

Conversation Starters
http://www.conversationstarters.com/

Conversation Skills
http://www.whatithinkabout.com/conversation-skills-tips-how-to-have-a-good-conversation/

Conversation Skills
http://www.whatithinkabout.com / conversation-skills-tips /

The Conversation Skills 101 Mini-Course
http://conversation-skills-core.com/conversation-skills-101

Conversation - Learn good phrases from daily conversation
http://www.englishdaily626.com/conversation.php

The Conversations Network
http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/

Conversation Starters.com
http://www.conversationstarters.com/

Conversation Tips for Shy People
http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/33227/self_improvement_and_motivation/conversation_tips_for_shy_people.html

Conversation Topics & Tips
http://www.intlcenter.org/conversation.html

Conversation Starters
http://conversationstarters.com/

Conversation Topics
http://www.conversationexchange.com/resources/conversation-topics.php

Conversation Topics
http://conversationtopics.net/



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Converse online and discuss
http://cussit.com/

Creative Conversation Topics
http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/creative-conversation-topics

Developing Your Conversation Skills
http://conversationaid.com/develop-conversation-skills

Empathic listening skills
http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/ucce50/ag-labor/7article/article40.htm

First date conversation tips
http://www.sheknows.com / love-and-sex / articles / 807254 / first-date-conversation-tips

First date tips, for women, girls
http://www.therelationshipgym.com/first_date_conversation.htm

Five Awesome and Five Awful Conversation Topics
http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2007/07/22/five-awesome-and-five-awful-conversation-topics/

Flirting Manual
http://library.thinkquest.org/C004916/flirting-manual/flirting-aroused.shtml

How to Approach Conversation With Confidence
http://www.ehow.com/how_4529007_approach-conversation-confidence-conversation-tips.html

How to Develop Better Conversation Skills
http://www.earthlingcommunication.com/conversation-skills.php

How to Improve Conversation Skills
http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2011/04/01/improve-conversation-skills/

How to Improve Conversation Skills
http://conversation-skills-core.com/how-to-improve-conversation-skills

How to Improve Conversation Skills
http://www.peopleskillsdecoded.com/improve-conversation-skills/

How to Improve Your Conversation Skills
http://socialtriggers.com/conversation-skills/

How To Initiate Conversation
http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/how-to-initiate-conversation.html

How to Make Conversation
http://www.ehow.com/how_2071306_make-conversation.html#ixzz2Ob3sqPfS

How-to-master-the-art-of-conversation-through-story-telling
http://www.royane.com/articles/conversation/conversation/300-how-to-master-the-art-of-conversation-through-story-telling

How to Start a Conversation with a Woman
http://www.attractwomen.org/how-to-start-a-conversation-with-a-woman/

MAKE GOOD CONVERSATION
http://www.fusion101.com/guide/make_good_conversation.htm

Practical conversation tips
http://www.conversationtalk.com/conversation-tips.html

Seven-tips-for-making-good-conversation-with-a-stranger
http://www.happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2009/05/seven-tips-for-making-good-conversation-with-a-stranger/



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Shyness Tips
http://www.shakeyourshyness.com/Tips.HTM

Teaching Conversational Skills
http://esl.about.com/od/modernteachingtechniques/a/teaching_english_conversation_skills.htm

Teaching Conversational Skills
http://www.sandbox-learning.com/Default.asp?Page=152

Tips For An Effective Conversation
http://www.profitbuilders.com/KeithRosen-Tipsforaneffectiveconversation-54.html

Tips on Conversation
http://www.therelationshipgym.com/tips_on_conversation.htm

Top 10: Great Date Conversation Tips
http://www.askmen.com/top_10/dating_100/127_dating_list_a.html#ixzz1bxow026f

Understanding Customs of Respect
http://alac.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=121

What are the Best Conversation Topics for Talking to Women?
http://www.tsbmag.com/conversation-topics/

Want An Endless Supply Of Conversation Topics?
http://www.conversationtalk.com/conversation-topics.html

We Have to Talk
http://www.mediate.com/articles/ringerJ1.cfm



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