The thoughts and mannerisms of your friends are contagious. If you are around them for a while, you’ll catch what they’ve got. Your job is to be around people who will infect you with thoughts and ways that will make life better for you and your family.
To keep your conversations moving along, avoid asking closed-ended questions like “Do you like your job?” or “Do you live nearby?” which can be answered with a “yes” or “no.” Ask open-ended questions.
Ask 3 questions about what the other person is talking about, before switching to the 1 you want to talk about.