4 Golden Rules for Good Conversation Starters (With Examples)

You want to break the ice with small talk, build rapport, and keep the conversation going. A good conversation starter is what you need.

Never Have a Boring Conversation Again

Social anxiety disorders affect 7.1% of the population of the United States alone. It’s no wonder so many people find it difficult to make conversation.

It’s About Them, Not You!

You’re missing the point if you come at someone with a line you’ve memorized, something you want to say, or a question you want to ask.

Rule One:

It’s About You, Too!

Using rule one above, you might ask someone where they bought their earrings, but the question will fall flat if you don’t know anything about earrings yourself (or even have your ears pierced).  

Rule Two:

Ask Open-ended Questions

These are questions with no definite answer, they are subjective, and the answer is their personal preference or opinion. 

Rule Three:

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