Let’s see what some contemporary American experts think about the Art of Conversation:
‘You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.’ – Dale Carnegie, writer, lecturer and self-improvement expert.
‘Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. They listen with the intent to reply.’ – Stephen Covey, educator, author and motivational speaker.
‘The mark of a good conversationalist is not that you can talk a lot. The mark is that you can get others to talk a lot. Thus, good schmoozers are good listeners, not good talkers.’ – Guy Kawasaki, marketing expert, author and Silicon Valley venture capitalist.
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear. – Harvey Mackay, author, business owner and speaker.