Silence, listening and caring empathetically about the answers
is a great conversation skill.

 

 

To build relationships and network with people effectively, ask them all about their business and what they do. 

Why? 

Because people, first, prefer to talk to active listeners rather active speakers, and, second, like to hear the sound of their own voice.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Effective Listening vs. Effective Talking

  

 

If you listen well people will trust you.

If you ask the right questions and listen to what is and isn't being said, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the results. You'll connect and establish rapport with others much easier and faster. You'll uncover some clues you'll need to decide if you have something to offer them or their associates.

 

 

 

 

What's more, if you keep silent, your interlocutors will talk about you afterwards as a great person to have a conversation with.

Dale Carnegie quotes

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Dale
Carnegie

Confucius advice

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.  >>>

Confucius