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Relate Your Story to Theirs

Relate Your Story to Theirs

The natural flow of conversation will 99% of the time result in the other person asking you a question. Don’t panic! There’s no need to answer a question with a question. You don’t have to dismiss their question altogether in an effort to solely be curious about them and reveal nothing about yourself.

Instead, include them in your responses.

By weaving them into your responses, you allow for them to jump in and expand on what you’re saying. You’re talking about them after all! This technique takes a lot of active listening and practice, so be patient with it.

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Curiosity And How To Leverage It

Curiosity And How To Leverage It

When it comes to meeting new people, consider curiosity to be your secret weapon. Especially for those more formulaic, more introverted, or more methodical in your interactions, curiosity is the holy grail of rapport-building techniques.

But curiosity is not always innate. It’s a skill whic...

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Make Your Body Curious

Make Your Body Curious

  • There is no denying the connecting power of body language. When it comes to curiosity, there are certain techniques which demonstrate a desire to learn more.
  • First, practice leaning in closer. Move slightly nearer to the edge of your seat. Shift your body forward, especially your upp...

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Be Curious, Not Judgmental

Be Curious, Not Judgmental

  • Even if we don’t intend to be, if we’re not curious then we’re coming from a place of judgment. We are inferring that we already know or lack the interest in learning more.
  • If you’re not curious, you miss the big picture. And this can have negative consequences.
  • Ask more ques...

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Show Excitement with Your Words

  • Excitement is curiosity’s very close cousin. Your excitement shows intrigue. It shows enthusiasm for the other person.
  • To show excitement with your words, use positive language. Say words like, “wow,” or “amazing.”
  • Use phrases like, “that’s incredible” or “no way, that’s awes...

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Have Some Phrases in Your Back Pocket

Have Some Phrases in Your Back Pocket

It’s always best to be prepared. When interacting with new people, you’ll hit conversational lulls. There will be times when you genuinely do not feel curious. That’s okay. When in doubt, use your go-to phrases.

“Tell me more.”

“Go on.”

“I’d be interested in learning more about ...

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Ask Open-Ended Questions

Ask Open-Ended Questions

As a curious person, you want to use a blend of open and closed-ended questions. But, open-ended questions are where the additional curiosity really comes in. They create the opportunity to use positive language and curious body language to further express your interest.

Try to ask more que...

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