So often in business and life, conversations fizzle or become heated just because we don’t know how to effectively respond to the things people say to us.
The 4 simple magic phrases detailed in this video really are all you’ll ever need to be a savvy and informed communicator:
Can it be this simple?
- Tell me more.”
- Why would you say that?”
- Why would you do that.”
- Why would you ask that”
I think this advice is pure gold. Not because it’s a revelation, most of us have used these and many other phrases thousands of times in our life. The advice is golden because you can literally respond to anything — a question, remark, insult, request — anything, using “That’s interesting” and its appropriate finish.
Best, if you’re shy or lack good conversation skills, the 4 phrases will also allow you to keep a conversation going without much mental effort while keeping the other person engaged in the conversation and feeling like you are too.
Any phrases you like to use that have far-reaching applications in multiple conversation scenarios? Share them down below…
Main image by Sharon Mollerus