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International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter – April 17, 2023

International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter is on April 17. Important conversations are the reason why humanity stands where it is today. The ability to communicate is what separates us from all other species in the world. The advancements in medical science and technology testify to what humans are capable of. All these achievements can be traced back to an idea. An idea that was shared, discussed, and debated. Important conversations have helped build empires from scratch, and the lack of them has resulted in their fall. Not just empires but relationships tend to break apart with poor communication. It is important for the survival of the human race to constantly share ideas and bridge gaps. It is important to learn and discuss things in the past so that we can have a better tomorrow.

History of International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter

Do you know that it has been over 4,000 years since the first debating societies emerged in ancient Greece and India? In Greece, it was the Athenian democracy and in India, they were known as Shasthartha. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the Age of Enlightenment came. It was an intellectual movement that gave birth to new perceptions regarding happiness and one’s pursuit of happiness.

The Trinity College Dublin established two debating societies; The Phil in 1683 and The Hill in 1770. The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies was established in 1795 and the St. Andrews Debating Society was established in Britain in 1794.

Schools and educational institutions have always stressed the importance of teaching how to train the younger generation to express themselves efficiently. An idea is not of much importance if it cannot be expressed properly. Debates and effective conversation workshops are held to teach students what to talk about and how.

International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter timeline

5000 B.C.
The Earliest Debating Societies

The earliest known debating societies emerge in ancient Greece and India.

1600 A.D.
The Age of Enlightenment

An intellectual movement occurs that gives rise to many philosophers and debating societies.

1882
The First Parliamentary Debate

The first parliamentary debate takes place in Liverpool, England.

2018
Mastering Conversations Taught

Young adults are encouraged to master the art of conversations.

International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter FAQs

How do you master conversation?

Leading with a compliment, embracing small talk, and asking lots of questions are some of the ways to master conversations.

What is to be avoided in good conversation?

Telling someone how they should or shouldn’t feel, apologizing when you don’t feel bad, explaining in detail how busy you are, and using original pronunciations of words just to sound sophisticated are some of the things you should avoid.

What are the five stages of conversation?

The five stages of a conversation are initiation, preview, purpose, feedback, and closing.

International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter Activities

  1. Attend a workshop

    There are many online courses and workshops available that teach you to communicate efficiently. Make use of these courses as a step towards self-improvement.

  2. Expand your knowledge

    Read articles, books, and magazines on current affairs, medical science, sports, space technology, or anything that sparks your interest. If you have more knowledge, you can hold better conversations.

  3. Debate

    Healthy debates are an excellent way to exercise our communication skills. Engage in a debate with someone; friends, family, or someone from a debating society.

5 Facts About Conversational Skills To Keep In Mind

  1. Listening

    A conversation is a two-way street and listening is an integral part of a conversation.

  2. Body language

    Sometimes, non-verbal cues speak louder than words.

  3. Speak slowly

    Speaking slowly ensures that the other person can listen to you attentively and process the idea you are expressing.

  4. Vocabulary

    Some things are better expressed with certain words, so having a wide vocabulary tremendously improves communication.

  5. Compassion

    Even if you disagree with a person, putting yourselves in their position can help you understand where they are coming from.

Why We Love International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter

  1. Important conversations

    This day reminds us of the importance of having meaningful conversations. It can be with your family, your spouse, your kids, or your parents.

  2. Better skills

    Many people observe this day by taking steps to improve their communication skills, either by enrolling themselves in courses or participating in debates. See what you can do on this day to join in.

  3. More knowledge

    This is a day of learning and sharing knowledge. It gives us a chance to learn new things and share them with friends and family.

International Day of Mastering Conversations That Matter dates

YearDateDay
2023April 17Monday
2024April 17Wednesday
2025April 17Thursday
2026April 17Friday
2027April 17Saturday

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