Ways To Start A Conversation

A lot of us sucks at starting a conversation and some are still battling with it. Sometimes the other person start the conversation and the next minutes you’re dumbfounded because you don’t know what to say.
Starting a conversation can be a little tricky, but there are some great ways to break the ice and get things going. Will be sharing some with you guys;-

Which are;-
Ask Questions;
One way is to ask open-ended questions that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no. For example, instead of asking, “Do you like pizza?”, try asking, “What’s your favorite type of pizza?” This allows for more of a conversation to happen. The person will be eager to answer it. Make sure your questions are not off.
Question about Surroundings:
“This [event, place, etc.] is interesting, isn’t it? Have you been here before?”

A great way to start a conversation is to give a compliment. Everyone loves to hear something nice about themselves, and it can be a great way to put the other person at ease. Just be sure to keep it genuine and sincere.
I couldn’t help but notice your [item of clothing, accessory, etc.]. It looks great! Where did you get it?” These gives rooms for more conversation.

Common Ground: Finding common ground is another great way to get a conversation going. This means finding something that you both have in common, whether it’s a shared interest, hobby, or experience.
For example, if you’re both fans of the same sports team, you can talk about that. Or if you both have pets, you can chat about your furry friends. Finding common ground makes the conversation feel more natural and easy-going.
Sharing a joke or a funny story is also a great way to start a conversation. Laughter is the best icebreaker, and it can help to make the other person feel more  comfortable. Just be sure it is not an expensive jokes to the person you are just meeting for the first time.

Observation is another technique you can use to start a conversation. This means making an observation about your surroundings or the situation you’re in. For example, you could say something like, “It’s pretty busy in here, huh?” or “Wow, the weather is really nice today!”. Making an observation like this can be a great way to start a conversation with someone you don’t know well.
Complimenting someone on their clothing or accessories is another way to make an observation. For example, you could say, “I love your shoes, where did you get them?” or “That’s a really cool jacket, it looks great.
“I couldn’t help but notice that you seem to be really good at [activity]. How did you get started with that?”
“I couldn’t help but overhear you talking about [topic].
I’m really interested in that too. What are your thoughts on it?”
These can give you clue on questions to ask.

Current Events:
Talking about current events is another great way to start a conversation. People usually have strong opinions about what’s happening in the world, and it can be a great way to get a discussion going. Just be sure to approach the topic with respect and an open mind. You don’t want to start an argument, you want to have a friendly discussion. So choose your words carefully and be respectful of the other person’s opinion.
It’s also important to keep the conversation light and positive. You don’t want to bring up anything too serious or upsetting. For example, talking about politics or the news can be a bit too heavy for a new person you just met?
“Have you heard about [recent news or event1? I’m curious to know what people think about it.”

One of the simplest ways to start a conversation is to introduce yourself. Just say something like, “Hi, I’m (your name)”. This simple gesture can break the ice and make the other person feel more comfortable talking to you. It also shows that you’re friendly and approachable. If you’re feeling nervous, just remember to smile and make eye contact. This will make you seem more confident and friendly.
Once you’ve introduced yourself, you can ask the other person’s name. Then you can continue the conversation by asking a question or making an observation about something in your surroundings.
“Hi, I’m [your name]. I don’t think we’ve met before.
What brings you here today?”

“I couldn’t help but laugh at [something related to the situation]. Have you ever experienced something like that?”

Shared Experience:
“| just tried [activity or experience]. It was amazing/ funny/interesting! Have you ever done something like that?”
.Opinion Seeker:
“I’m curious to get your opinion on [topic]. What do you think about?

Praise for Accomplishment:
“| heard you recently [accomplishment].
Congratulations! I’d love to hear more about it.”
Mutual Connection:
“| believe we both know [mutual friend, colleague, etc.]. How do you know them?”

Offer Help or Assistance:
“I noticed you [activity]. Do you need any help with that?”
Book or Movie Recommendation:
“I just finished reading/watching [title]. Have you read/ watched it? What did you think?”
.Food or Drink Inquiry:
“I’m trying to decide what to order/drink. Any recommendations?”
Factual Question:
“| was wondering about [fact or information]. Do you happen to know anything about it?”
Remember to be genuine and attentive to the other person’s response, as it helps in maintaining a meaningful conversation.
I hope this help in having a good conversation! I look forward to you making friends.


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