People have a hard time getting used to that uncomfortable silence during the course of a conversation. And rather than leverage that silence as a great communication tool, many of us have tendency to simply fill in that silence with superficial dialogue. (The weather isn’t all that interesting.)
And when meeting new people, especially during a business or networking function, we want to leave a positive impression and impact on those people we meet. Here’s a refreshing article entitled, “Become a Question Authority” about how you can become a master at mingling while being engaging and interesting. Remember, before people find you interesting you have to be interested in them.
This article provides ten questions you can use when engaging people you just met. It’s the right questions you use to guide a conversation that will open up a more powerful dialogue without sounding like a wallflower.
Use questions to engage conversation and get people talking. It certainly make the proverbial ice you have to break a lot easier, especially when it’s thinner.
You can find the entire article here.