Want to learn some good conversation starters that work with everyone?
Who among us doesn’t benefit from some help in this area — at least sometimes?
I know I do.
When my kids were younger, it was so easy to start a friendly conversation with other parents waiting at the preschool, grocery shopping with their little ones, or stopping at the library for books.
Now that my kids are adults, and I work from home, my social muscle doesn’t get nearly as much exercise. And, when I run into another human, it shows.
It gets trickier to start and maintain a conversation that both people enjoy when you’re in fight or flight mode.
And spontaneous social demands have a way of triggering that mode.
When is someone finally going to invent an implant that can assess the situation and suggest the best conversation starters — via earpiece or tiny side-view teleprompter?
Until then, it makes sense to arm ourselves with some versatile conversation openers — and to practice using them.
And asking interesting questions is a great way to start a conversation and to keep it going. As conversation tips go, great questions are more fun than simply reading about how conversation works.
So enjoy 79 of the best questions to start a conversation with just about anyone.
You can even use them on yourself. It’s not weird at all. And it’s good practice.