When you go to a new place, where you don’t know anyone, it becomes a bit difficult to spend the time. In order to know more about the festival, culture, climate etc. of that place you decide to explore the city. You find a group of locals there and decide to make friendship and know about the city. A fluent English, in this case, is very helpful to start the conversation. You need to be aware of the conversation starters that will encourage talk. So, in this blog, we will discuss conversation starters to start a chat.
4 conversation starters
1. Does this shop always have such long queues?
It is usually said that commenting on an uncomfortable situation that you and the other person is experiencing in your surroundings, is a great way to start a conversation. By focusing on an unpleasant situation, you find the other person has unknowingly started the conversation with you which makes your situation favorable for you to continue the conversation.
2. Dallas really is the most sunny city!
Talking about the weather is the best way to start a conversation. A small opening sentence about the weather can work wonders. Since people love talking about the weather, they will surely have an opinion to add on. Once the person responds, you can continue the conversation with “small talk” like, “The sun is so strong; it nearly burnt me!”
3. What kind of drink is that?
Next thing people love to talk about is food. Now if you want to talk to the person who has a nice-looking drink in his hand or having a delicious-looking chicken, comment on how delicious (or not delicious) the chicken is. Also, ask him about the drink he’s having. When he replies, follow up with something like “Do you like it?” Introduce yourself with a warm smile.
4. Nice earrings!
Now this one might not be applicable for all. You can replace earrings with any accessories which the other person is wearing. This technique always works regardless of whom you are talking to, as people like when some say something genuinely nice about their outfit, accessories etc. The person receiving the compliment will thank you and possibly say something nice about you in return.
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