posted on Oct, 6 2007 @ 08:58 PM
I simply start by asking questions.
But, you don't leave it generic. You can start off by what do you do?
(hopefully it is something interesting)
how do you like it?
what don't you like about it?
is it hard?
what do you do for fun?
where are you from?
did you grow up there?
have you lived anywhere else?
keep up on current topics.
did you see this on teh news? what do you think?
people like being asked about themselves because it makes them feel important and interesting. act interested even if you are not.
sometimes conversations will be easy and smooth sailing. some people are not good talkers and you will really have to draw them out.
if you have a thought, memory, or any info that is relavent, interject it.
It really makes it easy if you learn about stuff, anything. read everything. so now matter what subject comes up, you can keep a conversation going by
talking about it.
if the only thing you do is play video games, and the other person doesn't, then you are going to be stuck with nothing to talk about. It will not
only help with conversations, but will enrich your own life. Also making you feel more confident to talk to people. win win situation.just pick a
subject, art, the Revolution, a country, birding, star gazing, read books. See a subject you don't know? Look it up. Then you come across other info
in the process.