Making conversation is a skill that can be improved. The art of making conversation is cultivated. Choose your topics carefully when conducting a business. Avoid topics of religion, politics, diet, personal philosophy, spouses, ethnic jokes, and health. Conversing is easier for some people than for other, but practice and thought help to master the art. Asking questions and giving compliments are part of good conversation. People like to talk about themselves and their activities, so learn to be a good listener.