I love conversation.
The people I get along with best are those who are willing to engage in conversation. Not just have a conversation, engage in conversation. They are interacting with you.
Some great conversations come out of nowhere. You meet someone at a party, some topic connects between the two of you and a conversation starts up that you end up talking at length about. Sometimes I'm halfway through hearing personal stories about somebody when I realise I don't know their name.
In road-testing the Awkward Silence conversation starters, I've had lots of excellent conversations. Some fun, some deep. Both in conjunction build intimate connections.
Vulnerability is the key to a great conversations. People are easily captivated by someone who is sharing something real of themselves. Similar to a naked person catching your eye, a person exposing their revealing honest thoughts will catch attention too. But more than being captivating, vulnerability builds trust in relationships.
Sometimes we get in the habit with people we know well of being satisfied with small talk. We never bother to make the conversation take an unexpected course. Awkward Silence conversation starters can help start a conversation with delightful surprises, helping you see a new side to someone you know "everything" about.
On the course of thinking on a new line, we can stumble on an idea trail. If we follow it, that idea starts to take shape.
When we're in a forced conversation, the temptation is to default to light filler topics. But it's easy to have a gripping conversation with someone you have never met before. It could be more memorable than you expect.
The future is here. This is the new approach to conversation - the unexpected, the unconventional, the unpredictable.
When you talk to someone, you realise they have passions, struggles, quirks & hopes. The same as you. This is how conversation builds acceptance of diversity.
When we bump into someone we haven't seen in a while, conversation doesn't always come easily. What should you talk about after all these years?
The fascinating thing about children is that they see the world in a different way to what you do. Even more, they have tremendous imaginations. Why wouldn’t you want to tap into that?
Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.