I want to be a bit talkative but most of the times I can't think of much things to talk about. And if I have something to bring on, I can't speak properly. Especially if it's longer than a few sentences, I may struggle to continue properly. I am also socially awkward and don't feel very comfortable when talking to others. Like, I feel awkward when telling a joke to people. Unless maybe if they are old friends. I just wanted to know how can I improve my verbal communication skills and also ease the awkwardness I have in presence of the others. I searched for related books but most of them appears to focus on the non-verbal skills (not sure). If you know any good books please share it.