Talking to people can be difficult. Talking to strangers especially is an art. But don’t worry there are some steps you can take to make it easier for anyone. Here are some ways to start a conversation with anyone.
1. General Information:
Everyone loves to be helpful, it feels good. Asking someone a question you already know the answer to is a great way to start a dialogue.
2. Asking what they thing about anything:
It could be about a movie, a song, a restaurant or even about a speech by a political party. People like knowing others are interested in what they have to say.
3. Passing remark:
Their briefcase, tie, shirt or any article of clothing comment on how nice it is and where they got it from. It starts the conversation on a positive note.
4. Pay Attention:
Don’t listen just to reply but actually, listen to what the other person is saying. They’ll give you a lot of things to ask follow-up questions about.
5. Ask about where they come from:
Ask about where they went to school or worked at find some similarities or common friends or acquaintances you both might have.
6. Find middle ground:
When listening try and find common grounds to continue your conversation about. Mentioning the common ground you both have will make you memorable.
7. Easy Question:
Don’t ask yes or no questions ask questions have follow-up questions to keep the conversation flowing. Even if its a “why”?. But don’t keep asking why because it gets annoying and makes you seem like a 3-year-old.
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