I went to a dinner party not long ago. Seated on one side of me was a bore, and on the other side was one of the most interesting conversationalists I've ever been around.
What was the difference between these two dinner guests? The bore talked about himself the whole night - what he owned, where he had gone on his last vacation, all the important people he knew. The brilliant conversationalist wanted to know about me. She kept probing to find out more about me. She seemed to think I was interesting and that I had a fascinating life.
Who do you like to be around? People who talk about themselves or people who seem interested in you?
Now you know how to become a good conversationalist.