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.
Complaining people are boring. If you need to get things off your chest, apply some strategy to it.
It’s no secret that people hate confrontation. But it’s odd how people even avoid good confrontations. When is social media actually the anti-social method?
There are few things more dreaded than a mother-in-law. For the sake of you & your partner, how can you get along?
Why is it important to talk to your pets when they can't answer back?
Deep conversations are extremely rewarding but people are reluctant to ask the big questions to get there. Why?
Your opinion matters, but how badly do you need to argue for it? Awkward Silence are encouraging you to be self-aware next time a discussion gets heated.
A few seconds of silence is not a disaster. If you keep your head, it’s not even a cause for concern. It might even be considered an opportunity.
There is a conversation faux-pas that seems obvious to most, oblivious to others. And as we at Awkward Silence chat to people about conversation, we hear many people complain about it again & again.