Friday, February 20, 2009
Sizzling conversation now! (Conversational State Elicitation)
Make your conversations fascinating by using your subjects' own feelings! Plenty of exercises & experiments for you to go out and try. Don't take my word for it--it works! The Question, the Hook... Ever get stuck in a dry conversation that turned into a “job interview?” No feeling of connection, no enthusiasm, and you just couldn’t get that spark? Ever have a great story or a routine, but your audience was just unreceptive? No connection? People usually feel a connection when they’re both experiencing similar emotional states. Think about it. When someone “really gets into” a TV show they usually feel a connection with their favorite character. A great song makes someone feel a connection to the singer, and people in a theater can feel so connected to the hero that they forget where they are—as long as the emotional state is strong. Here’s a really easy little conversational technique to jumpstart the momentum. Read the whole thing by clicking here! (You'll be able to read it online, or download it as a PDF or word doc).