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AB11 | Conversation Confidence in 3 Easy Steps

How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

Follow these 3 steps and start a conversation with confidence!

On the 11th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post:

Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence

Learning how to have a natural and meaningful conversation with someone has been one of the hottest topics among my students recently. On this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I review Part 2 of the “Power Conversation” series where we answer the question: How can I start a conversation with confidence? If you learn these three simple steps, I promise that you will become a great conversation starter!

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Power Conversation: How to Respond to Someone Naturally (Part 3c of 3)

Now that you are familiar with the concept of Active Listening from the previous post (Power Conversation Part 3b), we will talk about how to use this concept in your real daily conversations.

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The reason I want to give you this powerful, yet simple strategy is because I often make comments to my students about events in my life and I usually receive one of the following responses:

  • silence
  • a confused look on their face
  • struggle to say something but nothing really comes out
  • a somewhat unnatural and unconfident response

By the end of this post, I want you to have the ability to respond naturally and more important, confidently when you hear a comment from your friend, co-worker, or teacher.

Here’s how to do it

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Power Conversation: How to Start a Conversation with Confidence (Part 2 of 3)

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Here are some of the comments I hear from students everyday:

  • “I’m so nervous when I meet someone new, I don’t know what to say.”
  • “I don’t know how to start a conversation naturally.”
  • “I can introduce myself, but I have no idea how to continue a conversation.”
  • “I don’t know what questions to ask.”

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Have you asked them yourself? If so, don’t worry! You are not alone! These are very common feelings and frustrations and I hope to help you make these things a NON-issue after reading this post.

In the second post in this series, we will discuss how to start a conversation with confidence.

So how do we overcome these challenges?

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Power Conversation: Making a Good First Impression (Part 1 of 3)

Power ConversationHow would it feel to be able to do the following?:

  • Start a conversation without fear
  • Have more confidence when speaking to someone
  • Make a memorable first impression
  • Build a lasting relationship
  • Be a successful global businessperson

I covered these topics and more in a recent seminar I gave to about 10 hungry Tokyoites looking to “level up” their English conversation and become global businesspeople. Would you like to know what we talked about? Here’s a quick summary.
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