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The best conversationalists / speakers

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by zerostyle, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. willpower

    willpower Senior member

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    +1
     
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    Pennglock Senior member

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    Bertrand Russell (some old audio available on the web)
    Alan Watts
    In an annoying way, Quentin Tarantino.

    The best conversationalist I've ever spent time with is Peter Thiel.



    This is a great list.
     
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    being a good conversationalist is about asking questions, not about talking. not to be conceited, but I have some extremely fucking interesting stories to tell. I hardly ever tell them - when I am at a dinner party, I'll spend a lot more time asking people about their stuff than telling them stories about my life. then, one of another of my stories will be out, and it will be like icing on the cake.
     
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    i was surpirsed by him, i saw him on letterman and ferguson and was very impressed
     
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    This is quite true of many conversationalists: it's the boring people who drone on about themselves or their favorite topics.
     
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    Clearly there is a difference between being a good conversationalist and a good raconteur. You're explaining the former; seemingly the point of the thread was towards the latter, as evidenced by the first post.
     
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    Much smarter and more well spoken than I imagined
     

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