Brown Bag : Awkward Silences: 7 ways to become a great conversationalist and listener

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Date(s) - 04/09/2014
12:00 - 13:00

Gangplank Chandler


Have you ever found yourself in a conversation with someone and there is nothing to talk about? It makes doing business hard and is even worse in meeting new friends or even dates. Learn seven easy ways to bridge awkward silences, ask great questions, and become a better listener.

Kristin D. Longenecker is a professional listener and conversationalist. Kristin grew up mostly Indiana but was born in Germany while her dad was in the Army. As he transitioned out, they lived in Georgia, Michigan, and Indiana. In college she studied for a year in Prien Am Chiemsee, Germany, at the Goethe Institute and in Austria at the University of Vienna. Then after college she lived in Mansfield, Ohio; back to Anderson, Indiana; and out to San Francisco, California. Of course now she lives in Arizona with her two daughters and spends most of her time on the go meeting up with friends, starting new adventures, and publically contemplating what is most important in life.

Kristin is the pastor at Jacobs Well United Methodist Church and has a Doctorate of Ministry in Semiotics and Future Studies with an emphasis in innovation in businesses and nonprofits.

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