Here’s how you can connect with your friend better.

Agree to disagree

Things can get rather heated if you disagree. Sometimes it may be better to agree to disagree on your points.

Explain things in a concrete and specific manner

Don’t talk about ideas or theory which may confuse your friend, but explain things in a concrete and specific manner.

Give time to make changes

You may spontaneously make changes to your schedule or decisions. If this affects your friend, give time and space for him/her to make adjustments.

Don’t leave things open

Don’t leave your discussion open-ended without a conclusion – it frustrates your friend. Conclude and follow through on it.

Focus on past references

To convince your friend, use past references like track record, certifications and success stories will be more effective.