Good Conversation Is an Art.
It Depends On the Power to Listen Patiently
The Power to Speak the Mind Promptly
Wit and Humor Avoid Self-Advertisement; Do Not Be Dogmatic
Do Not Interrupt When Another Is Speaking
Do Not Get Heated or Lose Your Tempera Pleasant RelaxationBrilliance of conversation is a natural gift, but it is possible for most of us to talk with ease, grease and information, to interest and attract our listeners. It requires a little practice, some patience and care. One may not be a brilliant talker but he can surely avoid becoming twaddle or a crashing bore. Willingness to listen is essential in conversation.
There are some who are always in the habit of talking of them, of what they have said of done in their lives. One should take of oneself only to one’s intimate friends and never is it good to have strong views of one’s own, but it is not good to regard them as infallible and try to impose them one others. Such attempts invariably lead to loss of temper, where people meet for gossip and good-fellowship.
If conversation is perfectly conducted, it gives a pleasant recreation after a day hard work. In Europe the salons of France or the English clubs and drawing-rooms and coffee-house, ‘tortoise club’ haunted by Dr. Johnson, used to be the centers of exciting conversation.
Conversation is perhaps no longer the popular feature that it used to be in words, conversation, exchange adds a flavor to the otherwise dry and dreary routine we are exchange to follow now a days.