Picture this: You're on the bus sitting next to a complete stranger and you're scrolling through your phone because you can't think of a way to strike up a conversation with them. It's normal - we all do it. But instead of making a lame remark about the weather, why not ask them a question that will resonate with them?
If you're not a true conversationalist, that's okay! Most people aren't. All you need to know is a bunch of interesting conversation-starters so you can build connections with those around you - both with the people you know and complete strangers. Your life will be a lot richer as a result!
Small talk doesn't carry a whole lot of meaning, and the key to building a relationship with someone in your life is to remember something they said in your last conversation, and bring it up the next time the two of you talk. If you can't do that, it's a good idea to jump right in with a thought-provoking question. Remember, people want to be known, understood, and cared about.
When you meet a person for the first time, it's not a good idea to ask a deep question yet, but you can choose something that's unique and isn't your typical comment about the "uncommon amount of rain we're having."
Here's a list of the top 25 questions you can ask when you're feeling tongue-tied on a date, networking event, party, or in everyday life. Don't forget to adapt them based on who you're speaking with!
Find the questions on the next page!