How to Have a Conversation

Cicero“Speak clearly; speak easily but not too much, especially when others want their turn; do not interrupt; be courteous; deal seriously with serious matters and gracefully with lighter ones; never criticize people behind their backs; stick to subjects of general interest; do not talk about yourself; and, above all, never lose your temper.”

[Cicero via The Economist]


When in doubt, get back to basics.

Returning to the classics for wisdom about one of the oldest technologies and tools still in use today: conversation.

We have conversations to learn and inform, to break down occurences and make sense of what we're thinking, to meet people and build relationships.

When do you have your best conversations? Do you prefer highly structured situations, or more serendipitous ones?



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