Conversation is a form of interactive spontaneous communication between two or more people who are following the rules of etiquette. It is a polite give and take of subjects thought of by people talking with each other for company, the ability to talk socially with others.
God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. He wanted
us to listen twice as much as we talk. Some where along the line it has gotten
turned around and to many people talk twice as much as they listen.
Lets start with conversation between two people. Bubba was
probably one of the easiest going persons to ever walk the earth. She could put
up with more than anyone I have ever known. One of her pet peeves was when she
was telling someone something and they would start talking to her while she was
in the middle of a sentence. She felt like it meant they were not paying any
attention to what she was saying. I remember a few times when she was talking to
someone on the phone and she would hang up quickly. I would say that was quick,
she would say they were not listening to anything I was saying any
Conversation in groups is a little tougher. A group
conversation is a project with each person weaving in TIDBIT HERE AND THERE. It
is not a time for monologues. If you notice that you have talked for a few
minutes without any questions, comments, or general signs of life from other
people, you are probably sucking up the air in the room. Cede the floor to
The interrupting the speaker in mid-sentence should be easy
to avoid, just wait until that person is through talking before you start.
When you interrupt anothers train of thought or send the discussion off
into a tangent, you indicate you are rude, either unable or unwilling to let the
speaker make his or her point. Remember conversation is talk and listen, not
talk and talk. When someone cuts me off in the middle of my sentence, I want to
say I am sorry the middle of my sentence interrupted the beginning of
In a group when someone is talking to to a crowd of people
and another person enters the conversation while that person is still talking is
Then when neither of them will stop and wait for the other
one, they start to talk louder than the other person, the nobody can concentrate
on the conversation.
Barbara Walters show " The View " is usually five women and
a guest all talking at once, getting mad at each other getting ruder as the show
progresses, about five minutes is all I can watch.Rude, Rude,.
The only time I ever watch HSN, or QVC is when they have
the electronics on. They have these electronic experts on to explain the
products, how they work, etc. Then you have these beautiful sexy hosts that talk
over them and constantly interrupt them.
My lovely Joan loves to watch the cooking shows. When the
hosts go on and on without even taking a breath, I tell her I got to go or I am
going to punch my ear drums out. LOL
People that talk to much actually miss out on a lot of
things because the other person that does have good things to offer to the
conversation just shut up when the realize the person is not listening to
People go to the Doctors, interrupt them when they are trying to explain things to them, get home, can't remember what they said, to busy talking, not enough time listening.