<Source: Revised from Anglican Church Singapore Mental Rehabilitation Centre Courses.>
Below are my own Cstan98 study notes. Not mean to replace actual course.
To start conversations need courage & practice.
Start with a simple introduction.: "Hi. Good morning." Or with stranger: "hi. The my name is Cstan98."
To keep conversations going:
(01) Use Bridges. (From one topic lead to another).
(02) Use Free Informations. (Continue things other people talk out).
(03) Maintain eye contact. With that person you are listening talking to. To sustain conversation.
End with simple ending: "Ok. Bye. I need to go." Or "Nice talking to you. Bye."
Know that conversations have flows. Make good flows continue more & more interesting. Build up. Do not destroy. Do your part to contribute.
Let bad flows die off. Do not destroy/kill. Do your part to switch off.
To interrupt conversations flows. It is all about timings. There is a bad/good time.
When You become nearer & nearer Perfect Christians. You can look People in the eyes with nothing to hide. And become confident/good speaker.
To be confident in speaking in conversations. You must think you are worthy. Once the inner heart psychology is ok. Then speaking out is easy.
Tone of your voice should be pleasant. Not too harsh. Not too loud/soft.
When You know latest news. You can join the funs. You can tell People.
When You know wide knowledges. You can challenge People. You can guide/teach People.
Without sins give You self-esteem. With self-esteem. You can be a light speaking out loud into the darkeness.