Networking is an art that relies heavily on your ability to pull conversation. If you?ve been in this situation, you know that uninteresting questions don?t help much in this task. The good news is that a new study showed which questions can replace the predictable ?what do you do?? and ?Where do you live??.
Scientists at the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis, both in the United States, have investigated the differences between conversations of people considered happy and Unhappy ones.
The survey was made with 79 participants who used a listening for four days ? and were recorded with this device a few times over this time. When analyzing more than 20000 recordings, the researchers identified which conversations were trivial ? the famous ?Spun Conversations? ? and which generated substantial discussions.
In this way, they found that the participants considered happier had twice the genuine conversations of the participants considered unhappy, plus a third of the amount of chitchat.
These findings, published in the scientific journal Psychological Science, suggest that superficial conversations do not build relationships ? and this also applies to networking. The researchers also related happiness to a social life and with profound conversations rather than superficial.
If you are determined to banish the small talk of your relationships, especially those of work, keep an eye on these questions to pull conversation. The suggestions are from the Site: