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: Titanic 3D, Sulu strikes back, and The Bieber wants to make women smell better.
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. 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
Blast from the past here. Personally, I couldn’t stand to sit through this movie again. Not that it is a bad movie; it’s just that I watched it like 3 times already when it first came out. That was enough. But, that’s my opinion and that’s why this can be a good conversation topic. It’s light, brings up opinions and movies are a great topic anyways.
This video had me rolling laughing. Ok, I’ll admit. I’m a fan of Star Trek and George Takei is the actor who played the original Sulu (now played by “Harold” of Harold and Kumar…). He speaks out against a new proposed bill in this video but in a way only George Takei can do it. Definitely worth a look. Now the issue of homosexuality can be controversial, so you may need to know the company you’re in. But this can also spawn conversations about movies and just funny stuff in general.
I’m not the biggest fan of Justin Bieber, but then again that’s why this can be a good conversation topic. Opinions! If you like The Bieber, you can spin this in a positive light. If not, well lets just say I’ll be a bit more sarcastic in my relation of this one… But of course this can spawn off into the whole market of celebrities making perfumes/colognes and what you and the person you’re talking with think about that.
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.