When I was in 4th grade, I met a kid named Will who ultimately became by best friend and would impact my life forever. He was always unique and stood out from everyone because of the depth of his character. How did I know this in the 4th grade? Let me explain. Will liked what he liked no matter how you reacted to it. He was willing to engage in whatever you were interested in and always made you feel as if you were the center of the room. This charisma of his has garnered respect and has created lasting relationships. When you meet him, you become family, and he is, for me, the greatest definition and example of friendship. We have been friends for over 30 years, and so much of what I have learned in business has come from Will. One of the most impactful things Will has taught me is the art of having meaningful conversation with everyone you come in contact with. Here are five pointers that you can start using immediately.