Conversation is all an Act!
Posted by: Laura Meyer
Last night I had the pleasure of meeting a retired actor who is now pursuing a career in the startup community. He was engaging, told stories, included others in conversation, asked questions. It was one of the best conversations I've had at a meetup. Besides being entertained by his hilarious stories of traveling Europe and pretending to be a tourist TV show host, I learned the importance of impromptu.
No matter your role in a company, improving your artistic ability in conversation is valuable. Webster defines impromptu as what is done without preparation. Most conversation is without preparation and even if it is rehearsed there is still small talk. So instead of always talking about the weather or how crowded the room is, I believe it is important to master the art of conversation. My new goal is to learn and master the skill of impromptu conversation in business. That way I will no longer be talking about how humid it is outside, and actually getting value out of a conversation.