Thursday, January 26, 2012

1 Tip on How to Start a Conversation…

One trick I’ve picked up in trying to get people talking is to ask yourself “what kind of extreme situation would this person know about that only they would know?”

So, for example…I always ask taxi drivers

  • what’s the furthest anyone has ever asked you to drive?
  • what’s the strangest thing that has ever happened in the back of your cab? (not for the faint of heart)

and baristas…

  • what is the MOST number of shots of espresso anyone has ever ordered at one time? (so far, 23 is the record)

If you can ask these, you can usually get people talking….

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