Ever feel like your stuck in an uncomfortable conversation, or one that only seems to revolve around the other person?
Well Etiquette Expert, Grace Foxwell Murdock, owner of Professional Grace, stopped into the DelmarvaLife studio to help us learn how to navigate through those awkward conversations, as well as learn how to be the best conversationalist possible.
Grace says having a conversation is all about giving the other person equal time to talk.
“Good listening is probably the key to being a good conversationalist,” Grace says. “Good listening involves eye contact and nodding once in awhile.”
Grace says if you are talking with family, physical touching such as handshake or hugging, is appropriate. She also says giving a compliment and staying positive is important.
“It’s important to extend the conversation, not end the conversation,” Grace says. “Being positive keeps the conversation going.”