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  • Five Conversation Starters

    Posted on October 1st, 2021 cwmoore No comments

    It all starts with asking the right questions. Kill the small talk and ban questions like “What do you do?” and “Where are you from?” in favor of these great conversational starters.

    1. What’s your story?

    This open-ended question is bound to trigger something interesting.

    2. What makes you smile when you get up in the morning?

    This gets the action hopping on a positive note from the get-go.

    3. What is that one book that has influenced you the most?

    Behind this question is not the question itself, asking it deepens the conversation If they’re not avid readers, ask about movies or famous people or a trip they took.

    4. What absolutely excites you right now?

    Who doesn’t like to speak from their most passionate space?

    5. What’s the most important thing I should know about you?

    This question will elicit emotions to deepen the conversation and find connecting points.

    Make the conversation about the other person. This selfless act of putting the spotlight on someone else could make you the most interesting person in the room.

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