Talk Naturally: Drop The Robotic Style
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Talk Naturally: Drop The Robotic Style

Sep 30, 2023, 6:55 AM
Vivien Mangalindan

Vivien Mangalindan

Columnist

Connect better in everyday conversations. In our fast-paced world - being a good communicator matters a lot.

  • Talking to friends
  • Giving a presentation
  • Just expressing your thoughts

Sounding like a robot is not a good idea. It's time to step into the world of natural and easygoing conversation.

WHY NORMAL CONVERSATION MATTERS

Imagine talking to a robot that just spits out facts and numbers - without any feelings. Not very exciting, right? Well, that's how we can come across when we talk like robots.

Getting Closer to People

When you talk like a regular person - you connect with others on a personal level. People want to get to know you - not just hear facts.

Making Conversations More Enjoyable

Conversations are a two-way street. When you talk naturally, you invite others to:

  • Join in
  • Ask questions
  • Share their ideas

Being More Memorable

Human minds remember stories, feelings and experiences much better than a list of boring facts. Talking naturally makes our message easier to grasp and recall.

HOW TO TALK NATURALLY

Here’s how to stop talking like a robot - and start having more natural conversations.



  • Use Everyday Words. Stop using jargon and big words. Pretend you're explaining things to a friend who isn't an expert.



  • Share Stories. Everybody loves a good story. Include your own experiences - or stories that people can relate to - when you're making a point.



  • Ask Open-ended Questions. Encourage others to join the conversation by asking questions that need more than just a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer. It shows that you value their thoughts and insights.



  • Show Your Emotions. Don't be afraid to express your feelings when it's fitting. It makes you sound more authentic.



  • Listen Actively: Good conversations involve both talking and listening.

… Be a good listener

… Respond thoughtfully

… Build on what others say

OVERCOME THE FEAR OF BEING REAL

Talking like a regular person might mean showing your true self - and that can be scary.

But being real is a superpower. It helps build trust - and brings people closer together.

EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL SIDE

In a world full of data and technology - the power of talking like a regular person is your secret weapon. It helps you connect and engage.

  • Embrace your human side
  • Let your words flow naturally
  • Make your conversations more meaningful

Talking like a regular person isn't just about how you speak. It's a way to bring people closer.

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

Let's make our world a place where meaningful interactions happen - one conversation at a time.

  • Choose to be genuine
  • Be empathetic
  • Build real connections

Remember: Bring people closer. Talk naturally.

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