Get better at
talking to people

Art of conversation is a unique program with concepts, strategies and guidance to help you have meaningful interactions with the people that matter.
This is a tale of

Ramesh and Suresh

Ramesh and Suresh are essentially the same person. We outlined these fictional characters based on real responses from our students  before and after going through the Art of Conversation program. Discover the distinctions below.

Ramesh

Ramesh has mastered the Art of Conversation.


Ramesh is the life of all parties and events.

Ramesh makes friends everywhere effortlessly.

People find Ramesh and his stories very interesting.

Ramesh is an excellent negotiator and often gets what he wants through conversations.

Ramesh knows how to deal with conflict and awkwardness.

Ramesh closes the maximum number of sales calls among his colleagues.

Suresh

Suresh does not know how to charm people in a conversation. 

Suresh rarely gets invited anywhere. 

Suresh gets terrified by the idea of talking to strangers. 

Suresh is nervous when he tries to tell a story and cannot hold attention. 

Suresh ends up either giving too much or getting back too little.  

Suresh avoids new conversations because he is afraid of conflict and awkwardness.

Suresh feels extremely nervous and he has never cracked a good deal.

Let's talk
about YOU

  • Do you struggle to make friends outside your comfort zone?
  • Do you feel awkward at parties and social events?
  • Do you struggle to hold attention in groups?
  • Do you struggle to communicate your personality to others?
  • Do interviews and sales calls make you nervous?

Snap back...

Introducing

Art of Conversation

VERSION 1.0: JUNE 2020

Concise, straight to the point lectures teaching you the fundamentals of a social interaction - giving you the underlying blueprint of any conversation.

version 2.0: November 2020

Introduced conversation breakdowns to show theory into application. Added bonus content for confidence and personality.

version 2.1: April 2021

Formed private community on Discord. Initiated weekly Live QnA sessions with Prakhar.

version 3.0: September 2021

Revamped everything.

What started as a simple self-paced online course has now become a full-fledged program with exercises, LIVE interactive classes, Q&A sessions, access to our private discord community for practicing & networking, with an entire year’s subscription.

The Art of Conversation teaches you everything you need to succeed at having great conversations.


Come, be a part of this exciting, continuously improvising program.

What's inside?

Watch the video lectures
complete the exercies
attend live classes
practice in the community

Get familiar with the framework

You will learn not only from the video modules on fundamental concepts and mindset, but also from the examples that explain the application of theory into practice, and Prakhar’s personal strategies & techniques that help you improve your skills.

Execute your skills

Complete the list of scheduled exercises designed to help you pick up your lessons and put them into action. This will shorten your learning curve drastically and you will feel ready to win any conversation.

Stay updated with new topics & lessons

You can participate in our weekly LIVE interactive classes, in which, we cover some new topics in addition to the course content. Additionally, you can also clear your doubts & ask questions.

Become a pro conversationalist

So you’ve learned the concepts and completed the exercises. Now what? Be a part of our 1000+ people community and practice your conversation skills on our voice channels. You have the option of practicing in one-on-one or group conversation rooms. At the end of your learning journey, you will have so much fun engaging and interacting with others in the real world by using what you've learned from the community.

Course Contents

Every module consists of

  • Concepts and Mindset
  • Examples and conversation breakdowns
  • Strategies and techniques
01

Intent and Content

Have you wondered how transactional conversations are? There is a reason you find yourself in any conversation. There is a certain intention that you have. One of the biggest mistakes most people make while signaling their intent is that they jump the gun. Conversations are a dance of words and emotions. You must take things slow, you must seem content with yourself and what you have. This is a mindset.

02

Walking into a conversation

Isn't it scary to walk into a conversation? The rapid heartbeats, the sweaty palms, and the embarrassing outcomes that constantly play in your head cloud your thinking. This module is all about overcoming just that hesitation. It’s about how you should enter conversations and leave a long-lasting impression behind.

03

Fishing

Once you’re finally in a conversation your next challenge is about how to keep it going. That’s when you start fishing. Be it a podcast, interview or a date, fishing is something that signals your genuine interest in people. This module covers things you can talk about, starting with something basic and proximate to something deeper and more intimate.

04

Like vs Respect vs Trust

I like you if you agree with the things I say. I may start to respect you if you have valid disagreements with respect to what I have to say. However, I will only truly trust you, if there is congruence between what you say and your reality. It is here that you start to develop genuine relationships with people.

05

Meaningful Questions

When you ask meaningful questions, you go on a journey with the other person. You are both exploring each other's thoughts and understanding each other better, on a human level.

06

Risk

Risk is something that breaks through the screen of mediocre conversation and instantly elevates you in the eyes of the other person (if done right). However, how much risk is too much risk? This is exactly where calibration comes into play. In this module, you will learn how to take risks in conversations, realize where you’re at, and calibrate accordingly.

07

Comfort

While risk is suited for more friendly and playful conversations, it’s not always the best in interactions at work or college. Comfort is what needs to be established there. Again, calibration is the compass that guides you in this module.

08

Asking for what you want

Making the ask is scary. You may just mess things up. In relationships and negotiations, it’s all about timing the ask. When is it the “right” time? And how does one get there? It all comes down to having clarity in your mind. What is it that you want? What is it that you are willing to give? Where do our wants intersect?

09

Walking out of a conversation

Making the ask is scary. You may just mess things up. In relationships and negotiations, it’s all about timing the ask. When is it the “right” time? And how does one get there? It all comes down to having clarity in your mind. What is it that you want? What is it that you are willing to give? Where do our wants intersect?

10

Preparing for conversation

Honestly, most conversations do not require too much prep. Here we talk about the few that do - like an interview, negotiation or a date. It’s about dressing to fit the part just as much as it is about knowing the environment and setting the tone. In this module, we talk about the homework you must do in some cases.

11

Signals

Signals are extremely vital to assert conversational control. Pauses, eye contact, and statements of empathy are your strongest tools to signal what you want. These help you gain an edge.

12

Expressions and Tonality

So much of what you say depends on how you say it. Your facial gestures much like your voice communicate more than just your words. In this module, you will learn the mistakes that you may be committing unconsciously in this regard.

13

Body Language

How well you understand others’ body language will tell you how your body language should be. Here you will learn the art of Pattern matching and some subtle touches and what they indicate on a psychological level.

14

Storytelling

People carry home emotions and experiences, not the logic of conversation. Stories are a great way to make conversations more experience-worthy. This module aims at providing you all the tools to tell great stories.

15

Social Confidence

The biggest hesitation for most people is not their ability to talk, it’s the mental barrier where they feel insecure about their physical appearance. Height, weight, and other physical features often restrain your ability to express yourself to the fullest. This module helps you breakthrough that fear of rejection.

Updated on 31/08/2021. For suggestion and feedback write to us on support@learnwithprakhar.com
meet

Prakhar Gupta

Prakhar is a social commentator and a cultural critic. He hosts PG Radio podcast that covers conversations from science, art, philosophy, technology, and politics; and Prakhar Ke Pravachan Youtube channel - which is an overlap of philosophy, psychology, and questions on how to live a good life.

In less than a year, Prakhar rose to become one of India's most popular public speakers. He has given 8+ keynotes at some of India's top institutions, including IITs and 2 TEDx talks.

Prakhar also co-hosted the #1 live podcast in India ‘Raw & Real’ where he shared his uncensored opinions on pop culture, politics, society, psychology, and philosophy.

Prakhar is currently a Dean's List student of Psychology and Economics at Columbia University, in the city of New York.

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Frequently asked questions

If you don’t find what you were looking for, feel free to write to us on support@learnwithprakhar.com
Will I need AOC 1.0 and 2.0 for AOC 3.0?
All previous courses are included in the combined AOC 3.0
For how long will I have access to the course videos?
Enjoy your access for one year.
How can I get my doubts cleared?
We host weekly live Q&A classes where you can ask your questions and get all your doubts cleared from Prakhar.
Is this self-paced or live?
Art of Conversation has concise and straight-to-the-point videos that you can watch any time, anywhere, and on any device. However, we also offer a schedule to consume and practice alongside. You may choose to do either.
Do I have to pay again for future upgrades to the course?
No. You will be upgraded for free.

Become a master of conversations

Learn the dynamics of a conversation from the master conversationalist and serial podcaster Prakhar Gupta.