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.
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?
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?
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?
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.