Science-based conversation hacks

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How To Make People Like You: 6 Science-Based Conversation Hacks

1) Encourage people to talk about themselves …

Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money, researchers reported Monday…

2) To Give Feedback, Ask Questions

If you use questions to guide people toward the errors in their thinking process and allow them to come up with the solution themselves, they’re less likely to feel threatened and more likely to follow through. …

3) Ask for advice

Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, persuasion expert Robert Cialdini and many others have all recommended asking for advice as a powerful way to influence others and warm them to you. …

4) The Two-Question Technique

Ask them about something positive in their life. Only after they reply should you ask them how they’re feeling about life in general. … A positive answer on the first question will lead to them feeling more positive about their life in general when you ask the second question. …

5) Repeat The Last Three Words

… What’s the quick and dirty way to do active listening without training? … ‘simply repeat—or parrot—the last two or three words your companion said, in a sympathetic, questioning tone. That throws the conversational ball right back in your partner’s court.’

6) Gossip — But Positively

Research shows what you say about others colors how people see you. Compliment other people and you’re likely to be seen positively. Complain and you’re likely to be associated with those negative traits you hate.

 

 

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