Two 2-Word Conversation Sparks: One’s A Prefix. The Other’s A Question.

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Hey there, hero!

Dave Schools recently wrote an article for Medium that echoed something I learned a long time ago as a reporter and a talk show host.

Including the phrase he reminded me of, I have two tiny little two-word phrases that can make your conversations a lot deeper and a lot more information filled.

When you want to get the attention from your “dancing partner” in a conversation, try these.

Just a reminder that AMA II, Electric Boogaloo is just a few days away, so ask me anything, in the comments, via email or however you like.

Link to Dave’s article: The 2-Word Trick That Makes Small Talk Interesting

Hope this helps!

David

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  1. I have a couple.
    “I understand that…” or “I understand you…” This indicates that one has done his research or due diligence on the interviewee but is less egocentric than “I Know,” or I want to know.”
    It is also good to preface a question with a directed statement about the person, beginning with “you (whatever,) before asking the question. Again, placing all the attention on the other person.

  2. I love that! I recently joined our local Chamber of Commerce and am just beginning to go to the different meet and greet events. I am going to employ these techniques. Thanks!