How Do You Start A Conversation And Keep It Going?
Whether you’re a shy person, get tongue-tied, or just have no idea what to say when you’re standing face to face with a person, learning to start up a conversation and keep it going is an easy art to master. How do you start the conversation? This depends on the situation and the people involved. For simplicity sake we’re going to talk about one-on-one conversation, whether you meet someone that seems interesting while you’re riding the subway, in an elevator, at the supermarket, or sitting on the plane beside you. No matter how nervous or clueless you feel you are, the first thing you want to do is make eye contact and smile. Does the person reciprocate? This is a major clue as to whether you should keep moving forward with a conversation or leave the person alone. If they smile back and say hello, start off by asking a mundane question such as, “What do you think about this weather we’re having?” Or choose to mention something you noticed about them such as, “I see you have a Mac com