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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.
The credit for this one goes to Playghirl who's put the idea into my mind. The intention is you can have a polite chit chat while enjoying pictures of tea and biscuits... :biggrin: the internet equivalent to a tea party (NOT the political kind, thank you very much), and hopefully somebody will post recipes for yummylicious biscuits... keep in mind though, I don't drink tea/coffee so if you are inviting me I'll be scarfing down biscuits at a devastating rate... you've been warned :biggrin:
:wacko: After looking at the Live in Victoria website and reading the September 2010 Newsletter a couple of days ago, we found a contact number to call for information re. Skilled Migrants. Receptionist (I think) was lovely and could not be more helpful. She decided to put me through to a chap called Brian re. employment (for people looking for skilled migrants), I was informed by another lady he had left and asked what my query was? All sounds okay so far, I asked where we could look to see where we were required most. She told me "I don't think Australia would have a problem finding a Motor Vehicle Technician and we are not an agency". Quite stumped I replied, after a pause for thought!, maybe I had not communicated well what I was asking - same response with an air of sarcasm. I read that if we were a skilled migrant and wanted information on aspects of moving to this particular region to call. :err: Won't be using the Skilled Migrant service for that then will we!!! I don't like asking at the best of times so I won't be doing that again. Anyway, off to bed, daughter's first day of secondary school in a few hours. Sweet dreams to all in the UK and great day to those in Auz. Ley x:hug: