A Walk with Mr O

3-G conversation

3-G conversation
source: pxhere
Stuart Olyott
Stuart Olyott Retired, but active, Stuart Olyott preaches widely, but especially at Caergwrle Evangelical Church.
20 July, 2023 3 min read

Mr O, what’s the secret of a good conversation?

That’s a stimulating question. Thank you. But what lies behind it?

I’ve been watching you. People seem to enjoy talking to you, don’t they?

I’d like to think so. But that hasn’t always been the case. If Doll, my late wife, were here, she would tell you that I’m actually quite shy. Years ago, I think, most people would have found me quite awkward.

So when did things change? And what made the difference?

I was browsing in the self-help section of a bookshop and came across a book which devoted four pages to what it called ‘The 3-G Method’. I didn’t enjoy the self-satisfied tone of the book, but those four pages transformed my whole approach to conversation.

I’m intrigued. Go on, please tell me more.

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