Have you ever felt victimized by awkward silences in a conversation? You’ve gotten comfortable starting conversations, but inevitably the other person stops talking. But you struggle with how to keep a conversation going. It’s one thing to keep all those conversation starters in mind, but then what? Well, there’s good news: keeping a conversation going […]
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If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
- Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
- Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
- Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
- Dreams – Ask about their future aspirations.