Lack of words

  • Artesin

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    Dec 30, 2007 12:17 AM GMT
    Have you ever felt your mind just go blank and your ability to utilize words without sounding like idiot ? Then the ability to use small talk when anything involving any importance has been spoken, forgotten or just not worth talking about right now, just disapears. What have you done to get over something like this? What books have you read to become a better conversationalist? Used anything to heighten vocabulary or just become a master of twisting words and weaving sentances ?

    Lately all I've been feeling is a certain blankness, just walking around like a zombie doing mindless repetitive tasks. It's been a dull two years and without any unconvential conversations constantly going the ability to have a worthwhile or random conversation has been plagued without any positive reinforcement icon_mad.gif
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    Dec 30, 2007 12:25 AM GMT
    The two rules for being a great conversationalist are:

    1) Listen

    2) Ask questions about your conversant's conversation or interests
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 30, 2007 2:05 AM GMT
    Well first, kudos to Caslon... he is totally right.
    Whenever I meet someone you always listen carefully and ask questions.

    Well Dodge, you were pretty clear and specific about
    your question. I think when you talk with someone, practicing your conversation with specificity will be helpful. Being an amateur journalist while in college and graduate school helped me. Get your ideas in order and learn to be specific. It will all come to you with practice.
  • Artesin

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    Dec 30, 2007 3:58 AM GMT
    Thats where this is all comming from, I want to be a journalist but lately everythings just been blank. Used to be pretty good at keeping conversations interesting but life has slowed since then hopefully itll revive itself when I pick up where I left off. Guess I just needed to get soem thoughts out there. icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 30, 2007 5:01 PM GMT
    You might ponder less time online and more time in real space. Understand, many folks online are highly dysfunctional / disillusioned to begin with. Spending some time in real space, laughing, and having a good time, can do wonders for you.
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    Dec 31, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    OMG,,,is that what is wrong with me chuckystud? I'm highly dysfunctional. I need to get off this compute in 2008.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 31, 2007 3:46 AM GMT
    The key to being a great journalist is being a good observer and questioning everything, and then question your questions.
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    Dec 31, 2007 3:31 PM GMT
    caslon is the man! listen and react. truly listening is a rare art, seriously. if you listen you will know what to say or ask.