How to Turn Small Talk Into Smart Conversation

As a self-proclaimed introvert, the initial story-starting tips in this article are a great way to introduce a memorable conversation. While the unexpected responses may take some getting used to, I have found that by saying what is really on your mind, you are bound to make a connection and stand out.

“What’s your story?” “What did you do today?” “What’s the strangest thing about where you grew up?” “What’s the most interesting thing that happened at work today?” “How’d you end up in your line of work?” “What does your name mean? What would you like it to mean?” “What was the best part of your weekend?” “What are you looking forward to this week?” “Who do you think is the luckiest person in this room?” “What does this house remind you of?” “If you could teleport by blinking your eyes, where would you go right now?”

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Written by Chris Colin + Rob Baedeker on Jul 28, 2014 on

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