Start conversations with people in your community:
Co-workers, neighbors, and parents at your children’s school are a great way to start! Many bank tellers, bus drivers, hairdressers, and grocery store cashiers are happy to have a conversation, too.
Write down a list of conversation starters. You can start with these:
- How was your weekend?
- Things are busy today! How are you doing?
- Traffic was really bad today! Do you know why?
- Do you have children? How old are they?
- Do you watch soccer (or another sport)? What’s your team?
- What are you doing for the holiday?
And when you eavesdrop, listen to how other people start conversations. Write those down too!
At work, during your break, start a conversation with a co-worker. Ask them, “How’s it going?”
Try these questions, to start a conversation:
How was your weekend?
Things are busy today! How are you holding up?
Traffic was really bad today! Do you know why?
Do you have children? How old are they?
Do you watch soccer (or another sport)? What’s your team?
You can also ask your friend, “How are things?” or ask about their family member, like in this video: