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 hell out of 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 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!
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.
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Great Conversation Starters
In addition to the above information, in the section below you’ll find a collection of resources that offer advice and insights about starting conversations and keeping them going.
Conversation Starters With Friends
Sometimes it’s difficult to find something to talk about even with friends. The resources below will give you a list of resources you can use to get a conversation going with your friends.
Conversation Starters For Couples
As a couple, it’s often challenging to talk about things, or you find that all you talk about is your work or the other person’s life.
Below you’ll find resources that can help you talk about topics that can help you improve your relationship and become closer.
At times a conversation may be getting intense, dull, or going down a path you don’t like.
The resources 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.
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