Posted on: August 25, 2021 Posted by: Master Admin Comments: 0

Ever been at a networking event and didn’t know how to start a conversation? With these ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ แ’ช แฏ แ‘Ž ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€ & ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ย you will always have something to say! Check out our video below and learn how to approach interesting people in every situation.

Donโ€™t have time to read?ย No worries, we summarised all the tips in this short video below!

Icebreaker tips and tricks

1.ย Show that youโ€™re interested.

Make sure to let others talk about themselves and their experiences as well. Try to pick in on topics that interest you too. Itโ€™s proven that if you mimic the other personโ€™s body language and energy, they will be drawn towards you.ย 

2.ย Avoid Yes/No questions.

Make room for longer conversations by asking more open-ended questions. For instance, instead of asking โ€œDid you enjoy the event? ูƒุงุฒูŠู†ูˆ ุฏูˆุช ูƒูˆู… โ€ ask โ€œWhat was your favourite part of the event?โ€

3.ย Let the other person explain things to you.

If youโ€™re talking to someone and they mention something new to you, ask for more elaboration on the topic. This not only keeps the conversation going but gives you a chance to learn something new!

4.ย Read the news.ย 

Itโ€™s always a good idea to have a back-up topic to talk about that you heard from on the news. Youโ€™ll feel more at ease with a back-up and the news often creates a common ground with a lot of people.

5. Share your experience.

If the person youโ€™re talking with mentions something that youโ€™ve experienced as well, share your own experience with them. ูƒุงุฒู†ูˆ This way you two will become closer.

6. Use the F.O.R.D. technique.ย 

These four letters will give you a push in the right direction for conversation starters with anyone.

7.ย Be honest.ย 

Be genuine and do not lie. Imagine what kind of questions you would like to answer and ask them to others. If you like to have longer conversations or ask something a little more personal, be honest and do it. Chances are the other person likes this just as much as you!

8. Feed their self-esteem.ย 

A compliment immediately draws someoneโ€™s attention. Just be careful itโ€™s genuine and you donโ€™t exaggerate!ย 

9. Practice makes perfect.ย 

Talk. Talk. Talk. Whether youโ€™re on a train or in a cafรฉ. Train your networking skills as much as possible!ย 10. You aren’t alone.ย Remember that you are not the only one who feels strange or shy around strangers. Even those who look very confident may feel insecure at times. Break the ice and youโ€™ll soon expand your network!