Verbal Communication: How to Start a Conversation

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Course features
  • Category: Communication
  • Course Length: 7 minutes
  • Series: Verbal Communication
  • Video Length: 3.5 minutes
  • Author: The URL dr
  • Resources: Starting a Conversation Checklist
Course overview
In this micro course, you’ll learn how to make the right first impression and why it’s important to keep the focus on your listener. Then, we’ll give you a few go-to conversation starters you can use when you’re at a loss for words.
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course learning objectives
  • How to make a good first impression
  • Engage new connections
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Certification included
Downloadable certificate upon completion.

What do I say first?

You just met a new person and introduced yourself. Now what? What do you talk about? How do you keep this contact engaged in a conversation? In this micro course, we’ll reveal how starting a great conversation doesn’t need to be daunting. "How to Start a Conversation" will give you the tools you need to engage with someone new.
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Summary / Checklist

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Skills you'll learn in this course


Relationship Building


Kim Merritt

Kim Merritt, The URL dr, has been teaching and training the business community for over thirty years. Her company's line of business soft skill micro courses are a quick and effective way to master a new competency in fifteen minutes or less. 
Patrick Jones - Course author