Keeping a conversation going can be challenging, but here are some tips that may help:
Ask open-ended questions
Open-ended questions are questions that cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” They encourage the other person to share more about themselves and their experiences.
Pay attention to what the other person is saying and show interest in their responses. Ask follow-up questions and comment on what they say to show that you are engaged in the conversation.
Share your own experiences
When appropriate, share your own experiences or opinions related to the topic of the conversation. This can help keep the conversation flowing and may provide opportunities for the other person to ask you questions in return.
Use nonverbal cues
Nonverbal cues such as nodding, smiling, and making eye contact can help show the other person that you are interested and engaged in the conversation.
Find common interests
Look for topics that you both have in common and use them as a starting point for the conversation. This can help build a connection and make the conversation more enjoyable for both parties.