There are times that we need to have some friendly chatter in the office or even at home. If you are the type of a person who waits for others to start talking, you might need some good tips to improve yourself on that area. However, you must need to understand that being talkative is a good trait as long as you don’t overdo it. Be talkative in the sense of being friendly and respectful of what others have to say. There are some pointers to remember to be talkative in the right way.
First and foremost, you have to boost your confidence. Ask help from your family and close friends to list down your good traits and the good things you have done. Then try to study them and remember them so that each time that you do, you will have more confidence in yourself to make new friends and talk in a more confident manner.
Don’t be afraid to approach people. Have a ready smile when you approach them. Most people are nice when you talk to them. Don’t think that you can’t say anything nice. You can actually start to talk about anything and people would just follow through. By approaching people, you start making new friends and you can start a friendly talk with them even only for a short while.
It is also good to remember that you don’t have to be afraid to go out of your comfort zone; instead, let others feel that you want to join in the conversation too. If you’re having trouble starting a conversation, you can say something in random, similar to a good comment or something funny that would make others laugh. But, always remember to listen to others too. By doing this, people will think you are good enough to talk to even if you don’t talk much at all.
Think of a topic or subject that you enjoy and share it with others. Then do your best to keep it going. Some good topics may be stories and anecdotes that you may have some ideas about and others would talk about their ideas, too. Even if there are disagreements, that would be fine because these keep the conversation going.
It is also important not to be afraid of disapproval. If others don’t like what you are talking about, then that is their problem. Either they start another topic or just continue what you have started; or worse, they can put a stop to the conversation. The least you did was start talking about a topic which everyone is free to talk about anyway.
Finally, do make sure that you know what you are talking about. Don’t be caught talking silly about something that is incorrect. That is why it is always important to remember that you know about the subject so that you will sound credible when you talk about it. It will also impress others that you are not only a good talker but an interesting and intelligent one as well.