Here’s an all new Conversation Topics!
I’m sure you know one of the biggest fears stopping people from starting conversations is the fear of running out of things to say.
I’ve given suggestions before of how to keep a conversation going, but sometimes it feels good to have an ACE in your pocket. Something you can fall back on if your social mojo falls flat for a moment. Well, that’s what these Conversation Topics posts are made for. Read on…
In this week’s topics no more cop car, the Bourbon-Mobile, and getting married in the buff.
Avoid lulls by having something to talk about!
Crazy concept I know…so here are some recent news (and not-so-news) stories I’ve hand-picked as a resource for you. These can make for great conversation. I’ve picked them because they’re the type of topics most people could either get a laugh from or have an opinion on.
Remember, that’s the point. You want to get them talking so you can use their responses to move the conversation forward. Some good things to say after you recount the story could be, “what do you think about that?,” or “have you ever experienced something like that, before?”
How do you bring it up? Just say something like, “Oh did you hear about…” Or, “Oh, guess what I read the other day?” Your enthusiasm will cause them to be curious and want to hear more.
Below, you’ll find the story headline/link and a brief description of ways you might use it in a conversation.
This Week’s Topics
Seeing a white Crown Victoria while driving then slowing down, only to find out it’s not really a cop car is something a lot of people can relate to. Bring this story up and you and your convo partner can reminisce about those times you almost got caught…or the times you did.
This is a fun one, especially with gas prices as high as they are right now. This is a funny way to look at something all car drivers can relate to.
Great opinion piece that offers you a chance to ask people what they think about topics ranging from marriage, to tradition to nude beaches…use your imagination here.
So remember to keep these in mind this weekend or all next week to use in any conversational lulls you might encounter. After all, one secret of conversational “naturals” is to have “stock” material to fall back on.
PLUS, please share your stories of where these topics take your conversations. How did you use them? How did it go? Reply in the comment section below.