Whether you want to build a network or want to meet some new friends - One of the BIGGEST problems you may face is the awkward silence. How to fill it? What to say? And after that, what next? How would you keep the conversation going? Not knowing how to keep a conversation going can really harm your social life, but if you know how to keep those words flowing, you can meet, talk to, and get to know pretty much anyone you like—creating great possibilities for friendship, fun, and shared activities that you would otherwise have missed out on. So here are 3 questions that will keep ANY conversation moving:
"Must be interesting to work there, tell me what you do during the day..."
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After asking what is he or she does for living, and it happens to be something vague, like "integrating/managing/corporating etc. " you should drop something like "Must be interesting to work there, tell me what you do during the day...". This question will help you understand what this person actually does for living and will show him/her that you are truly interested. It is crucial that you listen attentively when the other person is speaking instead of worrying about what you should say next. This will help you to understand what you have in common and will give you plenty of topics to talk about.