Do you find it difficult to have conversations with people? Are you lacking the ability to connect with the people around you? Mr. Dale Carnegie, in his book How to Win Friends & Influence People, offers some advice that can be of assistance.
In his book, he tells about how Theodore Roosevelt was able to connect with just about anyone. His secret? President Roosevelt would find out what his quest was interested in, study that topic, then use his new found knowledge as a topic of conversation with his guest. President Roosevelt was willing to show interest in the things that interested his guests and this made him very popular among people.
If you really want to be able to connect with a person, talk about things that interest the person to whom you are speaking. People love talking about the things they find interesting and what better gift to give to someone than a willing ear to listen. One of the greatest tools to help you show interest is the ability to ask good questions. When asking questions, you give the person who is speaking the opportunity to share their knowledge with you. A byproduct of this that it helps the person speaking feel important.
How can you show more interest in what interests those around you?