You can control a speech. You can control a meeting. You can control how much toothpaste is on your toothbrush.
But you can’t control a conversation…not if it is to actually be a dialogue.
Entering a conversation with a predetermined outcome will result in controlling behaviors. If you seek to advance your agenda, you will use controlling behaviors to achieve the desired result.
That creates a loss, regardless if your outcome is achieved.
So can you control a conversation? Only if you want to lose. And that’s a choice you can control.