How to start/continue conversations in target languages

I found this link on making conversations flow from Anthony Lauder, i.e. conversational intimacy. To quote his style:

Conversations need to flow.

So, what is the language glue that we were missing that keeps conversations flowing?

Instead of saying “urm” I now fill the gaps (and give myself some thinking time for the next sentence) by using lots of what I call “conversational intimacy connectors”.

These connectors are small glue phrases between burst of factual information, that show you are “sharing” your thoughts with the other person.

For starters, he has a whole list in Czech. Wow, I’m excited.

Edit: Goal:

To be confident in expressing my feelings/opinions, and understanding other people’s in one month. 

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