Nigerian forum: Romance & Friendship - Do You Struggle to Make Conversation with Attractive stranger? Some ideas for small talk
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29 Jan 2014 18:51

Small talk can be a big problem if you are shy. So following tips will help you..
1. Comment on a topic common to both of you at the moment: the venue, the food, the occasion, the weather (yes, talking about the weather is a cliche, but it works). But keep it on the positive side! The first time you come in contact with a person isn’t a good time to complain.

2. Ask a question that people can answer as they please. My favorite question is: “What’s keeping you busy these days?” It’s useful because it allows people to choose their focus (work, volunteer, family, hobby).

3. Ask getting-to-know-you questions. "What vacation spot would you recommend?” These questions often reveal a hidden passion, which can make for great conversation. People enjoy talking about their habits.

4. React to what a person says in the spirit in which that that comment was offered. If he makes a joke, even if it’s not very funny, try to laugh.

5.Follow someone’s conversational lead. If someone obviously drops in a reference to a subject, pick up on that thread.