Jazzing up your conversations

Written by Leonescu Claudia

I have always been enthusiastic about good talks with people. The kind that does not feel “induced” in any way, the kind that just runs smoothly and it gets the “a-ha” sensors from your brain running. I am really big on what Bill Nye once said, “Everybody you will ever meet knows something you don’t”. That puts a good spin on things; if we engage in a conversation right now, we have the opportunity to share with each other bits from our knowledge-sphere and, ergo, enrich reciprocally. Which sounds like a lot of fun, right? It also applies on all sorts of conversations on all sorts of subjects, it doesn’t matter if you choose to talk gastronomy or astronomy, you have a genuine potential of hearing about something for the first time.

Personally, I always go for hypothesizing and launching rockets for the brain. I find it fascinating to observe how ones brain wheels are moving and where do they go and in the same time it is just as intriguing to discover the path. If you pay enough attention to the details, but somehow manage to see the bigger picture, you can be surprised of how much info you can get from a conversation.

Of course, there are many implications to a good conversation and you’ll need to know what your larger sense of purpose is. Are you discreetly flirting with someone? Is it job-related or purely social? And then there’s the clicking factor, if you just don’t click with someone, the whole experience would be like trying to convince a scientist that the moon is really made of green cheese.

I am going to pick out some of the best ones I know, and you might just want to have some fun with them in the future. Some of them are still floating around in my mind creating all sorts of scenarios and another awesome fact is that you can try a different approach each time. It’s like cardio for your brain.

Let’s assume you have the chance to meet your soul mate and everything works out great. There’s just once catch: every year someone breaks your soulmate’s bones and the only thing you can do to stop this from happening is to swallow a pill. But not any kind of pill, but one that will make every song you hear (for the rest of your life) sound as if it’s being performed by the band Alice in Chains. Picture it this way, each song you’ll hear on the radio will sound (to your ears) as a cover from Alice in Chains, if you go karaoke or try to sing something, guess what? You’ll sound (only to yourself) like Layne Staley. So, my question unravels itself: would you swallow the pill?

Get your creative juices flowing and pass the torch in a conversation.

About the author

Leonescu Claudia

Initially when I turned to writing it was a decision made on some pretty shallow grounds, first off it was Carrie Bradshaw building a fire under my writing juices. Spicing that up with some reading, somewhere in my 2nd year of collage I was already fascinated. Margaret Laurence once said ”When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” and I find that painfully true.
If it's something you're drawn to, you reach for it in any of its forms, either it's in a newspaper, on a blog, maybe a book or a novel or you just go full-freelancing, you reach for it:)

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