Conversationskills<br />By:<br />Vijay Thakor<br />
How To Develop Great Conversation Skills<br />
<ul><li>How To Improve Your Conversation Skills </li></ul>If you want to succeed in social settings, relationships, and bu...
<ul><li>Here’s How</li></ul>There are a few simple rules you can follow to help you become a better listener, therefore en...
1. Stop talking.It sounds very simplistic but if you are constantly talking, how can others express themselves? Make an ef...
2. Pay attention to the tone of your voice.Even if you are only giving brief answers or asking short questions, the tone o...
3. Ask Questions<br />	In order to move the conversation forward, ask questions to clarify or invite additional informatio...
4. Engage in light, pleasant conversation as often as you engage in meaningful, direct conversation.	If you always guide t...
5. Always say what you think, not what you think others want you to say. <br />Especially in a professional setting, learn...
TELEPHONE SKILLS<br />
Introduction<br /><ul><li>The phone is one of the most
powerful
efficient
cost effective</li></ul>		tools we have at our disposal.<br /><ul><li>“Your voice is your personality over the telephone”....
friendly or distant
confident or timid
spontaneous or mechanical
relaxed or nervous</li></li></ul><li>Basic Telephone Skills<br /><ul><li>Tone of voice -
FLAT & INDIFFERENT- bored, lack of interest in job, not interested in caller or conversation
ENTHUSIASTIC - interested in the conversation, likes job, wants to help caller
CARING - interested in caller, wants to help
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  1. 1. Conversationskills<br />By:<br />Vijay Thakor<br />
  2. 2. How To Develop Great Conversation Skills<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>How To Improve Your Conversation Skills </li></ul>If you want to succeed in social settings, relationships, and business, one way to ensure your success is to be a great listener and to master conversation skills.<br />The art of conversation is a skill shared by most successful people. Good conversation promotes an image of self-confidence, intelligence, and wittiness.<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Here’s How</li></ul>There are a few simple rules you can follow to help you become a better listener, therefore enhancing your conversation skills.<br />
  5. 5. 1. Stop talking.It sounds very simplistic but if you are constantly talking, how can others express themselves? Make an effort to shift the focus of the conversation to the other person.There is more to conversation skills than talking...Be aware of your own body language. Match the other person's body language by leaning forward when they lean forward, etc.Attention to small details will give the person you are speaking with a feeling that you truly hear what they are saying and that you are genuinely interested in their opinions. This is a secret of good conversation skills.<br />
  6. 6. 2. Pay attention to the tone of your voice.Even if you are only giving brief answers or asking short questions, the tone of your voice plays a major part in communicating effectively and displaying good conversationskills.If your tone suggests a condescending attitude, boredom, or anger, you will lose your audience and people will no longer want to spend time speaking with you or listening to what you have to say.Superior conversation skills are based on mutual respect.A respectful, preferably friendly tone will allow you to communicate efficiently and earn you the respect of others.<br />
  7. 7. 3. Ask Questions<br /> In order to move the conversation forward, ask questions to clarify or invite additional information. Questions indicate that you are fully attentive to what is being said and that you have a real interest in the speaker's views.Give your full attention to the speaker. When you show others that you want to hear them, they will automatically grant you the same courtesy. Do this and your conversation skills will improve.<br />
  8. 8. 4. Engage in light, pleasant conversation as often as you engage in meaningful, direct conversation. If you always guide the conversation in the direction of achieving your goal, you will leave the impression of distance and a superior attitude. This is not a hallmark of great conversation skills. People want to feel appreciated and unique. Make a point to address each person you encounter and do so in a positive, friendly manner. Conversation skills include treating others as you would like to be treated.<br />
  9. 9. 5. Always say what you think, not what you think others want you to say. <br />Especially in a professional setting, learning to express your views and ideas in a positive, non-threatening manner will invite reactions and responses. Effective leaders always say what they are thinking and express their ideas freely. The art of conversation is based on being yourself.<br />
  10. 10. TELEPHONE SKILLS<br />
  11. 11. Introduction<br /><ul><li>The phone is one of the most
  12. 12. powerful
  13. 13. efficient
  14. 14. cost effective</li></ul> tools we have at our disposal.<br /><ul><li>“Your voice is your personality over the telephone”. It makes an immediateimpression that can portray you as:
  15. 15. friendly or distant
  16. 16. confident or timid
  17. 17. spontaneous or mechanical
  18. 18. relaxed or nervous</li></li></ul><li>Basic Telephone Skills<br /><ul><li>Tone of voice -
  19. 19. FLAT & INDIFFERENT- bored, lack of interest in job, not interested in caller or conversation
  20. 20. ENTHUSIASTIC - interested in the conversation, likes job, wants to help caller
  21. 21. CARING - interested in caller, wants to help
  22. 22. COLD - hostile, hates job, wants to be anywhere but here</li></li></ul><li>Basic Telephone Skills<br /><ul><li>You need to speak at a rate that can be understood-
  23. 23. A slower rate of speech may indicate confusion or fatigue
  24. 24. A faster rate of speech might indicate anger or impatience</li></li></ul><li>Basic Telephone Skills<br /><ul><li>Effective Listening skills
  25. 25. Pay attention
  26. 26. Assess the customers level of expertise</li></ul>It’s very valuable to know if they are novices or experts<br />Knowing their level can save a lot of time<br /><ul><li>Echo important points
  27. 27. Take notes</li></li></ul><li>Basic Telephone Skills<br />Be polite<br />Use “please” and “thank you”<br />Be clear and concise using short, simple, descriptive words<br />use language the caller understands<br />
  28. 28. Basic Telephone Skills<br />Use the caller’s name during the conversation<br />Ask questions to check for understanding<br />Let caller hang up first<br />
  29. 29. Answering Phone Calls Effectively<br />Answer the phone promptly<br />within 3 rings is standard practice<br />Think about your words and how they might be received<br />Let the caller hear you smile!<br />
  30. 30. TAKING MESSAGES EFFECTIVELY<br /><ul><li>Date and time of call
  31. 31. Caller’s name and phone number</li></ul>Repeat for verification<br /><ul><li>Name of person message is for
  32. 32. Action to be taken</li></ul>(Please call, will call back)<br />
  33. 33. ENDING THE CALL<br />
  34. 34. ENDING THE CALL<br />Thank the caller<br />Assure that promises will be fulfilled<br />Leave the caller with a positive feeling<br />
  35. 35. Thank you..<br />

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