Don't feel bad - conversation is becoming a lost art. A lot of people are right where you are, but you want to do something about it - way to go! Interpersonal communication is complicated, and if you've had bad experiences you may have lost your confidence. Or maybe you're shy and don't even know where to start. GOOD NEWS! You can learn to be a better conversationalist, whether you want to know how to chit-chat or enter into deep conversation. Here's a hint - first learn to be a better listener! There are tools you can use and put into daily life, including practice assignments, and confidence-building exercises. You may feel doomed to be shy - it's not true! Communication is learned. And you can learn to get better.