Conversation Topics 6-3-11

Amp your Conversations with these Conversation TopicsHere’s an all new Conversation Topicss 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 !

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: An electric Hummer, 24 hrs of pancakes, and Jack Nicholson takes on Heath Ledger.

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 asomething 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

MEV HUMMER HX™ – Yes, an Electric Hummer

Ok, so who would’ve ever thought…an electric Hummer. I know! But here it is. And that’s what makes this a good topic to bring up; most people will have some kind of reaction to this. Engagement remember.

Teens Take Advantage of Denny’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes for 24 Hours

A bit of a weird story, but one you can follow with, “haven’t you always wondered if anyone would do something like this?” Could lead into other weird/funny stuff that’s happened to you in restaurants. I once had part of the ceiling fall in my plate. Well, it was at a shady place somewhere in Costa Rica so…

Who’s the Better Joker: Ledger or Nicholson?

While the new Batman movie is still a ways off (I think), that hasn’t stopped fans from having a showdown between two of the most memorable villains ever. Good topic because it raises opinions and brings up movies, a pretty universal topic in our culture. Yes it’s a comic book movie (which some might think of as geeky), but it went mainstream so…not so nerdy. No worries!

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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.

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