(Just in case your conversational skills are a little rusty from COVID.)
Kitty Forrest, pictured above and featured in our article, “Finding Family at Chapel Pointe,” has a heart for encouraging others and building relationships. The best way to get to know someone is by simply starting a conversation. If your conversation skills are a bit rusty after COVID, try using one of these tips to spark conversation:
Notice Something Nice
Find something you have in common with the other person, then find something positive about it and start the conversation from there.
Give a Compliment
This is the perfect way to make someone’s day and to spark a conversation. Pick something you appreciate about them and tell them.
Ask For an Opinion or Advice
People appreciate knowing that others value their thoughts. Try to avoid emotionally-charged topics when you’re meeting someone for the first time, but generally asking someone for their opinion or advice is a great way to get a chat going.
Even if someone declines your help, offering a helping hand is a great way to brighten someone’s day and lead to more conversation.
Look for Common Ground
Find something you both have in common, and run with it. This will help you to make an instant connection, and the discussion will flow effortlessly.
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