Avoid awkward silences with these all new Conversation Topics!
A HUGE fear stopping people from starting conversations is the fear of running out of things to say.
I’ve given suggestions before of how to keep talking to people, but it feels good to have something to fall back on when your social mojo goes flat.
That’s what these Conversation Topics posts are made for! Read on…
In this week’s topics: What men really want – curves?, BeetleJuice 2, and 9/11 as seen from space.
Avoid awkward silences 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 these 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
Sure to be a bit controversial, this is a good opinion story to bring up. You can share your opinion of what you find attractive in women (if you’re male or female, it doesn’t matter). Get them sharing what they think, too. This topic can open up into the wide world of talk about relationships, love, and even accepted roles for men & women.
Remember the dinner scene in Beetlejuice? Y’know, that one where everyone is forced to dance to that Harry Belafonte song and the shrimp in their bowls turn into hands to grab their faces? What the heck was all that about, huh? Loved the movie, but really, how did it get made in Hollywood? Anyway, does the person you’re talking to remember the movie? What did they think about it? What do they think of a sequel? Any other favorite weird films…
With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, this is an obvious conversation topic to bring up. You may think it’s a negative topic to mention, but there are many emotions tied to that day. There is also the heroism of the men and women who helped those in need. There’s the rally of our country coming together afterwards. Again, it’s an obvious topic to bring up, so use 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 of the secret tricks of the “naturals” is to have “stock” material to fall back on.
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