A Conversation Starter Example

A good conversation starter is one that gets your audience of one or one thousand to connect with what your saying. Your conversation topic needs to reach into the psyche of those listening. It needs to make them think, reflect and feel something. At the best it needs to inspire them.

One of my favorite conversation starters is a set of three questions that does just that. This especially deals with the question of how to start a conversation with a group.

Set the Stage

    Start by setting the stage. Explain that absolute honesty is needed for the questions to work. The answers need not be shared. However if the answer is not the first and an honest response, it will throw off the rest of the answers. By doing this you enhancing the inspirational quality of the questions, answers, and what they will do with the resulting enlightenment.

    Are you ready? Are you ready to look deep inside your psyche?

First question…

    You are walking through the woods... You are in the middle of a vast forest. You are all alone. How do you feel?

    Take a moment and think what your true feelings are. Imagine yourself there. How would you feel?

Second Question...

    You walk out of the woods and come across a very high stone wall. It goes as far as the eye can see in both directions. Upon coming up to the stone wall, what will you do?

    Think about it. Imagine coming out of the forest and entering a large field and this stone wall in front of you. What will you do?

Third Question…

    You are continuing on your journey and you find a door. This is much like a surrealistic movie where a door suddenly appears in front of you. You walk to take a look around the other side and you know what you see. The other side of the door.

    So coming back to the side you first saw, you open the door and enter.

    Upon entering you start to note there is no place to leave. The area of the door no longer exists. The white room you find yourself in is perfectly cubed. The room is well lit. It seems the walls are lights themselves.

Understanding the Answers to the Questions

    Your walk in the forest is your walk through life. How you feel in the forest alone is how you feel walking through life.

    The stone wall represents the obstacles you will face in life.

    The white cubed room…the light represents the fact that everything will be illuminated at this time in your life. The cube is how you will face your death.

    And with that…let the conversation begin.

    You will find this to be a great conversation starter that has an inspirational flavor.

A Smile is communication with out speech.

    It is also a primary form of inspiration and can be used as a conversation starter. Learn more and start a conversation.

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