Many people have a hard time having a conversation with people that they DON’T know. In many cases, it’s because they are unsure of what to talk about. I was surprisingly very shy as a child and throughout my teen years.Â Having conversations with complete strangers practically caused me to cringe!
Throughout my years of studying human behavior, I’ve trained myself with the ability to converse with no fear. Having exceptional conversational skills is a necessity if you plan on being a high achiever in life.
To have an easy going conversation and start the process of building rapport it is best toÂ choose a topic which is Â relatively universal.Â Â Â Before, many people resorted to using, “how’s the weather?” This is unquestionably no longer effective and is actually perceived as powerless.
Talk about food! It is a great conversation starter, Â I have used this strategy for years and it works almost every time! I started eating meat after I turned 18! Most kids are excited about turning 18 because they are now adults, the can buy dirty magazines and cigarettes. I started eating meat! I was deprived of meat as a child since my family is vegetarian. I didn’t start eating meat Â because I became adult, it was because I didn’t follow the same beliefs my parents did.Â This was a turning point in life because I rediscovered my taste buds.
It is then followed byÂ details on favoriteÂ types of food, their favorite types of foods, which branch into restaurants, then locations, which then opens up a million other ideas. The concept behind this is that people like being around people who they FEEL COMFORTABLE with. Many people like talking about food, so why not start there? Food is the New Weather.
What other topics would you recommend for starting up a conversation?