Your body language, eye contact, and speech patterns can send subtle signals that set the tone of a conversation. And sometimes we don't realise we're sending those signals. One easy way to gain a little self-awareness in that area? Ask a close friend or loved one.
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We've given you plenty of tips on how to step up your conversational skills: make the right amount of eye contact. Use the two-second rule to be more charismatic in conversation. Of course, your mileage varies with these tips, depending on what your current habits are and how aware you are of those habits. For example, you might not realise your eye contact is already intense.
Entrepreneur offers this simple tip for discovering how you come across in conversation: ask close friends and family if there's anything you do that throws them off when you're having a conversation with them.
Sure, maybe you don't want to blurt out "HEY AM I AWKWARD?" to a friend out of the blue. If not, just tell them you have a job interview or speech or whatever coming up. That helps clue them in on the context, anyway.
Entrepreneur offers some additional tips at the link below.
5 Ways to Instantly Connect With Anyone You Meet [Entreprenuer]