Conversation An Art

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Conversation An Art

  1. 1. CONVERSATION-AN ART<br />“A man can talk his way to the <br />top of the world”-SOCRATES<br />
  2. 2. CONTENTS<br />INTRODUCTION<br />CONVERSATION-THE GAME<br />BUILDING CONVERSATION<br />MELTING THE ICE<br />GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST<br />ART OF CONVERSATION<br />DO’S AND DONT’S<br />CONCLUSION<br />
  3. 3. Y DO WE NEED IT?<br />Means of thought transfer<br />Interchange of ideas &experience<br />Personnel gains<br />Organisational gains<br />Social acceptance<br />Relaxation<br />
  4. 4. CONVERSATION-THE GAME<br />It’s a game....don believe me??<br /> PLAY THE GAME…………<br />It can be between 2,3 or more people…..<br />Topics are passed from person to person<br />Encourages participation<br />Is a Give & Take affair<br />Develops <br />Co-operation<br /> Togetherness<br />Enlightenment <br />
  5. 5. PARTICIPATION<br />Conversation succeeds best when there is equal participation<br />Involves dedication, interest and tolerance<br />No monopolising but sharing<br />Involves creating new angles of thought,newideas,solutions and suggestions<br />It involves creating an atmosphere of appreciation &encouragement<br />
  6. 6. GIVE & TAKE<br />It is giving as well as sharing information<br />Involves periods of listening & self expression<br />Careful exchange of words & not duels<br />Understanding views & opinions and adding on inputs<br />Keeping an open mind……..<br />
  7. 7. CO-OPERATION<br />Involves tolerance<br />one cannot always agree but one can agree to disagree-essence of tolerance<br />Respecting personalities & views<br />Creation of fellow-feeling ,mutual trust<br />Casting away self consciousness <br />
  8. 8. TOGETHERNESS<br />Binds different sects, beliefs,statuses,professions,vocations<br />Free exchange of ideas take place<br />No conversation is complete without togetherness<br />Helps improve mental capability and reasoning<br />
  9. 9. ENLIGHTMENT<br />Conversations are enlightening and informative<br />Provides enriched ideas & add experience<br />Constant learning takes place <br />Motivates to reach higher ladders of knowledge<br />
  10. 10. BUILDING CONVERSATIONS<br />TECHNIQUES TO BUILD<br />TOPICS EXCHANGE CHANGING OF<br /> OF THOUGHT SUBJECTS <br /> SUMMING UP ADDING VIEWS<br />
  11. 11. TOPIC<br />CHOOSE TOPICS OF COMMON INTEREST<br />MAINTAIN INTEREST AND EXCITEMENT <br />
  12. 12. EXCHANGE OF THOUGHTS<br />Have wide area of thought<br />Never lose focus of the topic<br />Criticisms and suggestions should be with grace and forbearance<br />Free and calculated ideas and views should be put forward<br />
  13. 13. CHANGE OF TOPIC<br />Topic change should be in natural and dexterous manner<br />No rise or fall in tempo should be present<br />Topic should have a logical sequence<br />Less controversial topics are to be chosen<br />Topic should never be personal experience or stories<br />
  14. 14. ADDING VIEWS<br />Can be a casual remark, comment<br />Hold your brakes if knowledge known is less<br />No remarks should be made on people not present<br />No tension infusing views should be given<br />No sudden change of views should be given<br />
  15. 15. SUMMING UP<br />Should be in tandem to the topic<br />Efficient in conclusion<br />Artistic in manner<br />Should be done systematically<br />Retain some conclusions for intellect enrichment<br />
  16. 16. WANNA BE…….GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST?<br />Tricks of the trade<br />Discipline and order in thought<br />Thought translation<br />Practice<br />Stress on quality than quantity<br />Self-control<br />Voice intonation(modulation..)<br />
  17. 17. CONTD………..<br />Command over language<br />Interest<br />Alertness<br />Confidence <br />Openness<br />Last..but not the least….BE YOURSELF<br />
  18. 18. BUSNESS CONVERSATIONS<br />Business world slogan-cheat or be cheated <br />Thought not always true but causes suspicion among businessmen<br />So what&apos;s the way forward……<br />Frank & sincere conversations<br /> it creates goodwill & reputation &gt;&gt;<br />
  19. 19. CONTD…..<br />TIME=MONEY in business <br />Conversations should be brief and specific<br />Normal formalities however necessary<br />Avoid personal exchanges <br />AMALGATION TALKS….<br />Amiable talk in cordial manner<br />No dissenting voice<br />Serious ,concise and guarded talk required<br />
  20. 20. COMMON PROBLEMS<br />DEFECTS<br />REMEDIES<br />Unsteady voice<br />Language barrier<br />Eliminate the cause –physical discomfort or mental glitch<br />Make determined conscious effort<br />Regular practice like speech training, reciting poems or digits or private practice <br />Forced and increased conversation<br />Increased reading habits<br />
  21. 21. STAMMERING<br />NERVOUSNESS<br />Increased will power to speak and overcome<br />Hard practice<br />Breath control exercises<br />Stress on pronounciation<br />Reading aloud difficult words<br />Identify cause<br />Drink water<br />Develop self belief<br />
  22. 22. INSECURITY<br />INFERIORITY COMPLEX<br />Be in company of others<br />Get professional help<br />Change task in hand<br />Have faith in self<br />Build confidence<br />Force mentality that all are equals<br />
  23. 23. TABOOS IN CONVERSATION<br />Its better to avoid the following topics<br />Personnel matters<br />Religion<br />Gossip<br />Comments on others profession<br />Controversial subjects<br />
  24. 24. A FEW MORE…TRICKS<br />Avoid monopoly in talking<br />Listen to views & share space amicably<br />Be neutral in stance<br />Never fish for appreciation<br />Avoid monologue…..(blabbering)<br />Be well mannered<br />
  25. 25. THANK YOU<br /> By<br /> JAYARAM V<br /> DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES<br /> PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY<br />

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