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Conversation Starters Collection


Conversation Starters

Good conversation starters for any social situation

66 key ideas from

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5 articles

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Key Ideas


What you'll learn

How to ask open-ended questions

How to avoid awkward silences

How to show interest in others

How to engage in meaningful conversations

Ideas from books, podcasts, videos & articles

How To Win Friends and Influence People

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Conversational Intelligence

Conversational Intelligence

Influential people you will learn from

Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

Judith E. Glaser

Judith E. Glaser

3 Top Key Ideas (66 total)

Conversation Starters for Any Situation

  • Tell me about you.
  • Working on anything exciting lately?
  • What’s your story?
  • What personal passion project are you working on right now?
  • How do you know the host?
  • What was the highlight of your day today? 
  • What was the highlight of your week?
  • Have you been to an event like this before?
  • What was the high-point and low-point of your day so far?
  • Has this been a busy time for you?
  •  How’s that drink / appetizer / artwork / game?
  • Having fun?

Conversation Starters for Work Appropriate Topics

  • Is there a charitable cause you support?
  • I’m a bit nervous about the _____. Have you ever done it before?
  • What has been the best thing about working here?
  • Have you learned any insider tips about working here?

Funny Conversation Starters

  • What was your worst fashion disaster? Everyone has a few outfits from their past that seemed like a good idea at the time. T
  • What’s the most embarrassing thing you did at school / when you were a kid?
  • If you had a reality TV show about your life, what would your theme song be?
  • What’s your plan if there was a zombie apocalypse?

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