Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
I have a terrible time remembering the titles of books I’ve read. But decades later I still remember this one: How to Talk with Practically Anybody About Practically Anything, by Barbara Walters.
I also have a terrible time remember much about what I’ve read. But I still remember one point from that long-ago book: Show interest in your conversation partner by asking questions. When I remember that advice, I get along much better.
But I will never be as adept as the young woman in this Kid History video (“kids talk, adults act”). Maybe I should be glad I don’t have her “skill,” and I’m definitely glad that my dating days are behind me. Conversationally, I was much more like the guy here.
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