I am a HORRIBLE conversationalist. It's not hard to understand given that my routine 'leisure' is reading news on the internet, reading technical books on computer science, playing video games now and then... and nowadays PIO. I only get extremely philosophical/theoretical things in my mind. Which obviously makes for HORRIBLE conversation. I know some people in real life who have a knack of maintaining conversation. It's not just that they have a whole treasure trove of new things to say... they could be talking about the most mundane things, but it's just the way they converse... the way they speak... that you just pay attention. Or maybe I am a very good listener because I'm not a very good speaker so I find somethings interesting which others would find horribly boring?
Well, obviously I would like to become a better conversationalist. So I am starting this thread in the hopes that people will share advice on how to hold a good conversation. You can pitch in by suggesting possible topics. You could pitch in by suggesting some sites I should start reading (other than news sites that is). Or in any other way you like. Let's hear it from fellow conversationalists.