To help someone who does not speak up much is to actively draw them into the conversation. Most often people display this habit because they are shy.One of the hardest social situations to face is starting a conversation with someone you know very little about. You might already understand that the key to being a good conversationalist is to be a good listener; You need to ask questions that will get to the interesting part of someone, and then be truly interested in listening.
That is my 2 cents worth for tonight..................
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