Know What to Ask
There are many more interesting conversation starters than “What brings you here” and “What do you do.” We ask these questions because they are safe, expected and typical. But what do you really want to ask someone? It should vary by the moment and the person. Here are a few of my favorite conversation starters for you to try:
• What gets you up in the morning?
• Have you been working on any personal passion projects lately?
• What’s been the most surprising thing to happen to you today?