There is an article by Scott Young that I would like to recommend all of you to read. His blog is one of the few that I read religiously every day. This article is even more relevant to those who attended the talk I gave at NUS on 25 Nov, titled How to Charm your Listeners: The Art of Making Small Talk For those of you who could not register because it was full house, I have good news for you. NUS PROSE is considering to do a re-run either in Nov or Dec. Not sure the time yet. But I will let you know when I do.
Meanwhile, enjoy Scott’s article - Mastering Conversation
There is a book that I would also like to recommend you if you are interested in becoming a great conversationalist. It is by Dale Carnegie titled How to win friends and influence people I have read it back to back at least three times and there is still much to uncover and realize. Check out this page where they give a summary of his golden pointers.