Academic and business styled conversations
January 30, 2010 3:50 PM Subscribe
Looking to balance differences between academics and business world communication styles?
posted by pmononoke1 to Human Relations (17 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
For the past few years, I've been deeply into books and developing critical thinking skills. I do really great talking to academics and we can talk about fascinating stuff and discuss fascinating things with a good degree of deep thought and articulation.
When we do converse, it's normal to look away to gather your thoughts to process things in your head and then renew eye contact.
However, I am now heading towards business instead of academia and it's awkward not engaging in eye contact constantly when talking to a person, at least that's what it seems like.
How do I maintain eye contact and manage to have a good conversation?
Also, I tend to evaluate things quite a bit maybe due to the fact that I like to think deeper than everyday conversationalists?
I also tend to engage in deeper conversations with folks right off the bat often which tends to warm some up, while leaving a different taste in other peoples' memories. Any advice?