The art of faking interest. Whether it is a business meeting, a job interview, or a first date, there are times that it is vitally important to be perceived as paying attention. The secret to be seen as interested is to be interested. The best case is to both feel and show genuine interest, If you are feeling it you will not have to worry about what you are presenting. The best way to have real interest in what some one is saying is to gently steer the conversation. A few will placed questions center on the other persons feelings, perspective and experience can steer a conversation to topics that are of actual importance and relevance to you.