We’re constantly interacting with people and sometimes, it can be difficult to start a conversation with someone, if we don’t know them well.
What do we say to start a conversation that is meaningful?
If we’re interacting with colleagues in a work or business environment, it can be easier to have a conversation because we’ll have things in common to talk about.
If we’re meeting someone for the first time, either in a social gathering or in a more formal setting, having something intelligent to say is important if we want to make a good first impression.
There are some simple things we can do to appear to be more willing to have a conversation with others, such as:
- Having a handshake or a hug, if appropriate.
- Maintaining good body language.
These are things we can do before we say anything. Starting a conversation worth remembering takes a lot more.