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What makes a good conversationalist?

localtalk_judyMSomeone who's had a lot of experiences in life and is interesting, yet takes his or her turn and listens attentively and includes the other person, and is not just narcissistic and talks about themselves constantly.
Judy Moore
Santa Cruz | Volunteer/Writer

 

 

 

 

localtalk_bradleySA person who's always got something to say that's different from what everyone else says that tries to break out from "Hi, how are you doing? How's the weather?" A person that has a thousand words in his mind that says a few.
Bradley Schwartz
Santa Cruz | Homeless

 

 

 

localtalk_joeMWillingness to listen and not just assert your own view point. With the openness to possibly change your mind.
Joe Mancino
Santa Cruz | Book Seller

 

 

 

 

localtalk_jordanRA good conversationalist is somebody who listens and knows exactly what he is responding to. So many times in conversations people are waiting to say what they have to say and don’t listen nearly enough, and it's not a conversation you’re just talking to a mirror.
Jordan Rager
Bonny Doon | Deputy Administrator

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Outside the box
written by Jim Freedom, November 11, 2009
A good conversationalist is a person who at least thinks outside the box and has the courage to talk about it. They can also listen with their heart and hear what is REALLY being said and not just the words another is saying.

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