In today´s lesson, we worked with having a good conversation. We started to list up what we think a good conversation should have and then we learned how you can change someone´s mind.
The first task was about how to change someone´s mind. We got in pairs and find a topic we disagreed on. We chose the topic mobile-free school, where I was for and Nora was against. We both had some good arguments and disgusted fort and back, but we come to an agreement. There were positive and negative sides with a mobile-free school, but she was lining a little more on the other side than me. We agreed that the mobiles should be revoked in the classroom and during classes, but in the breaks, we should get them back.
The second task was how to have a better conversation. We saw a video about a professional telling us about 10 ways to have a better conversation:
- Don’t multitask.
- Don’t pontificate, set aside your personal meaning.
- Use open-ended questions.
- Go with the flow.
- If you don’t know, say that you don’t know.
- Don’t equate your experience with theirs.
- Try not to repeat yourself.
- Stay out of the weeds.
- Be brief.
In this task, we got in new pairs where we were going to discuss the book we´re reading. While having this conversation I really thought of rule number 9: listen. I made sure I had eye contact and showed her I was interested in what she was telling me about. What I learned from this task was how to better a conversation and by telling her about my book, I got a very nice opportunity to think about what I have read and repeated it, so now I remember it better. I can use what I´ve learned from this task is how to better my conversation later in life and making them more interesting. This could be useful for other people I know, I think it would be useful for all.