All wonderful relationships began with a conversation.
That’s why having a conversation starter handy is the gateway for a future connection with a person, whether it be for networking or in a new friendship.
These are my six secrets that work like a charm for starting a conversation with anyone.
- [2:34] 1: The first one is my go-to.
Everyone loves to be complimented on their appearance. (But it comes with an important warning.)
- [3:50] 2: This opener is gold.
This tip works particularly well when you’re wondering what to say when you run into a speaker, podcaster, or even a celebrity.
- [4:42] 3: Slide in with these topics.
Take a cue from what they’re wearing, and when in doubt, there’s always this tried and true topic.
- [6:28] 4: Questions to ask.
Even if you don’t actually need the information, it’s a good place to start.
- [7:09] 5: Ask this to sound inquisitive.
It’s an assertive question, but also an effective one people can’t help but answer.
- [7:42] 6: Ask this, then let them take the lead.
Your best bet for getting a good story out of a person.
- [8:44] BONUS: The outlier.
Simple but effective… for most situations.
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© Molly McPherson 2020