6 Tips to Have a Fruitful Conversation

Art of conversationConversations can evoke a lot of emotions. Those emotions may be daunting, they may be awkward or they might just be monotonous. But, when you are a part of the conversation, you can control more than you think without letting these emotions overtake the interaction.

Having a good conversation is all about best combination of flexibility and preparedness. You need strike the perfect balance between explaining your thoughts and idea with clarity and also knowing when to pause and check in whether your audience is following up with you. You have to be upfront about your ideas, while being open to new ideas that come into the discussion.

A successful conversation begins with establishing trust with someone. You have to build a rapport with them, and show to them that you understand what they are trying to say. You have to be respectful of their time and not come across as rude when you are telling them how you feel about their thoughts. To help you out with your conversational skills, we have jotted a few tips that would be useful to you. Read along to have a fruitful conversation:

(1) Don’t waste too much time trying to know your audience. If you have some lead time before the interaction, you can try to get a better understanding of their level of knowledge, their opinion and where they stand about the topic you’ll be discussing.

(2) You might have had a plan about how to go about with the conversation, but sometimes you might find that the dialogue is going in a slightly different direction. So, you don’t have to be too rigid about it, don’t be afraid to pivot.

(3) Don’t try to talk over someone who has interrupted you put forward his point, because if both of you talk at the same time, it will only be a mess.

(4) It is okay pause regularly, at natural intervals, because it makes it easier for the listener to digest the points. And, no it doesn’t make you any less confident.

(5) You are to be assertive, not aggressive. You can be direct, but please avoid statements like, “I don’t care” or “It is up to you”.

(6) When you are being direct, sometimes you might also have to say no. Don’t be afraid that disagreement might provoke conflict. But, you need to understand that if you don’t put your foot down, it may harm your business.

How to be Your Own Boss

bossLet’s close our eyes and picture a scene – It’s a usual Monday morning. You’ve entered to office at 9 in the morning and you’ve been doing that since part 10 years. You go to your desk to pick up the same work you’ve been doing for a decade now. There is nothing wrong with the job, but, this isn’t something you’ve wanted for yourself. You’ve had a different picture. And you are living a different one.

Today, you wish to do something different. You want to quit and start your life over. You want to begin living your life as an entrepreneur.

Let us fast-forward a bit here – your two weeks’ notice is almost over. You now have to say goodbye to your colleagues and pack up your stuff on your desk. Now, when you walk out of the door, you feel victorious, because you are definitely not coming back again tomorrow morning.

Now that you have decided to follow you dreams, you need work hard in order to succeed. As a matter of fact, you might have to put double the efforts in order to get your work started. So, today we bring to you some essential tips that will help cultivate your business into a healthy brand. Read along:

You need to understand where you are going with your plan. You need to know what you current plans are, and where you wish to see yourself in the future. Without knowing your goals thoroughly, you’ll just be wasting money, time and resources. Set attainable goals.

Being the boss is so much more than just signing on paperwork. You are the person responsible for your business, so you need a proper mechanism in order to scale your achievements and setbacks. Research is where you need to begin with, because there is a lot of new technology that might help you get the results faster. So, stay updated.
The reason you left your desk job and decided on being your own boss is because you wanted to be the best version of you. Make sure you keep yourself in good shape and health in order to remain motivated throughout. Read important books, newspapers, magazines that will help you cultivate more knowledge about the industry you are heading towards.

Feel blessed to be born into the millennial age, where technology and internet are just making everything simpler. Use tools that will take your customers to a next level experience.