Find It Awkward To Start A Conversation, See These Resources

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How To Start And Keep A Conversation Going

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you want to get a conversation going, but don’t know what to say? These situations often occur when you are trying to start a conversation with someone you just met or someone you know but are not close to; the quietness can be awkward!

So what do you do?

Is it a good idea to start talking about your interests, your day, or your life? You could take this approach, but you’re probably going to bore the other person! Remember, the point is to start and keep a conversation going.

The key to getting a conversation going is to talk about the other person, not yourself!

How To Get Someone You Just Met To Talk About Themselves

To get someone to open up to a conversation, don’t start with personal questions, start simple!

Start with something like the following:

Refer to something that’s happening at the moment.
For example, “Can you believe this weather?”

Then, you can give your opinion about the situation before asking the other person’s opinion.
For example, “It’s hot out here; I love the heat but not this a bit much! Do you like the heat?”

Based on the answer, you could then ask, “Are you from the area?” and take the conversation in any direction that you want from there!

How To Start and Keep a Conversation Going With Someone you Already Know

You do not need to use the same conversation starters with people you already know that you would with a stranger. All you need to do is ask about what they did last night or last week or about something they have told you about previously.

Ask about their family, what’s new, whether they have any plans for the weekend, etc. The topics are endless! Getting a conversation started is easy; just talk about them. You’ll find it hard to get them to stop talking!

Be Genuine

The key to this process is to take a genuine interest in the other person’s life and what they are currently going through. If you do this, the other person will open up to you and see you as a good conversationalist.

Not only will you have a genuine conversation, but you will probably find out a lot about the other person.

What You Should Avoid

This information is to help you strike up a conversation; use it with good intentions! If you use these tips to be manipulative, it will show that you are not sincere. Be yourself and take a genuine interest in the conversation.

That’s The Way I See It!
Acey Gaspard

Resources Below

Great Conversation Starters

In addition to the information above, you’ll find a collection of articles that offer advice and insights about starting conversations and keeping them going below.

225 Conversation Starters for Any Situation – Gifts.com Blog

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144 Great Conversation Starters – Spark great conversations.

Conversation Starters With Friends

Sometimes it’s difficult to find something to talk about even with friends. The articles below will give you a list of conversation starters to use with your friends.

45 Conversation Starters to Bolster Your Bond with Your Friends and Family

Conversation Starters – How to Talk to New Friends

Conversation Starters for Friends You Haven’t Seen In a Long Time — Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters For Couples

As a couple, it’s often challenging to talk about things, or you find that all you talk about the same thing over and over again.

Below you’ll find articles that can help you talk about topics that can improve your relationship and become closer.

57 Highly-Effective Conversation Starters for Couples

Wifey Wednesday: 50 Conversation Starters For Couples | To Love, Honor and Vacuum

200 Questions for couples – The best list of questions for relationships

Conversation Starters for Couples To Get Closer

The 20 Most Fun and Outrageous Conversation Starters for Any Couple – Crated With Love

The 25 Best Conversation Starters for Married Couples – Crated With Love

Interesting Conversation Starters for Couples | PairedLife

At times a conversation may be getting intense, dull, or going down a path you don’t like.

The articles that follow offer tips and insights that can help you safely change the conversation. Have a look at what they have to offer and how they can help when you need to find a way to transform a conversation without it becoming awkward.

7 Ways To Change The Subject More Effectively Than A Presidential Cand

5 Ways to (Subtly) Change the Topic of Conversation – Real Simple | Real Simple

How to change the subject of a conversation without making it awkward – Business Insider

How to Change Topics Mid-Conversation

How to Gracefully Change an Uncomfortable Conversation

How to Change the Subject or Conversation Topic in English • English with Kim

How to Change a Conversation With One Simple Word | HuffPost Life

How to Gracefully Change the Subject with a Friend

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