In all times and in all countries the art of holding conversation has been appreciated maintaining at the same time the interest to the conversation avoiding the “inconvenient” topics.
All these “popular” and “forbidden” topics are specified to the national mentality,that is why it is useful to examine the typical psychological profile of locals. Although among the members of one of the nation there are different people, so the knowledge of the typical topics of conversation will help you strike up a conversation and avoid the oppressive silence.
First of all, there are a few main rules to begin and to continue a conversation. Try to begin with the introduction. From what was said there may be some specific questions and you can develop the topic by asking additional questions that you really want to know.
Take a good look at the person next to you. Who he is? In any person there is something special – something different from the others. Once you’ve found it, mark it to yourself and your face will be significantly transformed, the interest and commitment is always visible to. If it’s a girl make a compliment, for example, praise her hairstyle.
One more tip is to look around. Everything that surrounds you can become a topic for discussing. Maybe you’ve noticed that the hero of the occasion is in high spirits today? Even if you just pronounce a thought aloud about the things around you, it can serve as a good start of conversation.
Firstly is to listen. If you do not listen and do not hear what others say, you should not expect from them to listen carefully as well. But when you are attentive to the words of the interlocutor, it is not only characterizes you in the eyes of the interlocutor on the positive side, it also helps to maintain a conversation.
Avoid one-word questions. When the conversation consists only of such closed-ended questions, the topic gets quickly exhausted and the conversation is closed within a couple of minutes. Think of a question so that it can be deployed to answer: “What do you do for a living?”, “What are your hobbies?” etc. Try to find out more about your interlocutor, choose from all of the information received what you would like to talk about and you will be able to choose a topic for conversation.
Topics may be very different. Thus the approximate topic of conversation may include: A story about a curious incident that recently happened to you or your friend, music, literature, art and cinema (favoutite bands, books, paintings etc.), fashion and style, family and friends, dreams and wishes, weather, news etc. The topic that should be avoided: work and love affairs. You should observe moderateness of views and prudence while talking about problems and don’t talk about yourself only.