How to Keep the Conversation Going
What can you say when you want to encourage people to keep talking to you?
Try making a comment or asking a question – it shows the other person you’re interested in what they are saying.
Here are some examples of what you can say:
“No!” – to show surprise.
“I don’t believe it!” – to show surprise.
“Wow!” – to show admiration or surprise.
“That’s incredible / amazing / unbelievable” – to show great interest in the subject of conversation.
“How awful / terrible” – to show sympathy with someone else’s bad news.
“Really?” – to show surprise.
“And you?” – when someone asks you how you are.
“Did you?” – can be used to encourage someone to tell their story.
For example, “I saw her last night”, “Did you?” “Yes, she was with one of her friends, and she….”
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