Each day this week we challenge you to strike up a conversation with someone random. Perhaps it is someone you’ve seen in the office but never talked to. Maybe it is a stranger behind you in line waiting for their coffee. You’ve got nothing to lose! Take a picture with a new friend to document the memory!
We know that it can be uncomfortable to approach a stranger just for the sake of conversing. In the 21st century this idea has become a novelty! Here are a few tips that will help you make that first step:
- Be interested in their thoughts
- Ask a question that opens up their thoughts
- Self-edit your thoughts (don’t give all the mundane details!)
- Don’t rely on alcohol
Now, go meet that stranger!