Talking the Talk
Everyone appreciates a good conversationalist. People
who can stir up interesting conversations are essential at every dinner
party—they can help forge friendships among strangers, keep topics relevant
without overstepping, and help transform a potentially dull event full of
awkward silences into something more memorable and more fun.
Knowing how to make good conversation, however,
doesn’t come without rules and guidelines. Becoming well spoken requires a
balance of etiquette, knowhow and sensitivity to others. Anyone can spearhead
an interesting dinner topic by keeping these easy tips in mind.
The more you say and the more you take over a
conversation, the more likely it is that you will become careless with your
words. Say something to avoid being aloof, but never dominate the
conversation—allow others to make their own contributions so the topic at hand
can evolve naturally.
A good grasp on current events and pop culture should
always be part of your arsenal when heading into a conversation. Whether you
prefer to flip through the newspaper every morning or stay abreast via your
Twitter feed, starting with something relevant and current always works when
opening up a topic.
When speaking to several people, avoid the urge to
whisper to just one person or hold a private conversation amidst a group.
Reserve private matters for another time so that nobody feels left out.
When speaking with professionals in the same field as
you are, it is perfect acceptable to drop a few technical terms here and there.
When talking to a more general crowd, however, using too many buzz words and
euphemisms can be tiresome and may give others the wrong idea about you.
When someone embarrasses himself in a conversation,
avoid bringing his mispronunciation or grammar mishap to light. Do everyone a
favor by being discreet, especially if someone has food lodged between his
teeth, for example. Being thoughtful to others is essential in maintaining an
The Blue Leaf is a great place to host parties, whether you're looking to entertain corporate clients or throw a get-together for friends and family. We can help you forge new bonds and make new memories, no matter what the occasion. For inquiries, call The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion at 898-BLUE or visit http://www.theblueleaf.com.ph/ for more information.
The Blue Leaf Events Pavilion • 632 8872175 • 632 8875687 • firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Park Avenue, McKinley Hill Village,Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.