Taking the first initial step to start a conversation with a stranger might be a tough task for some people. However, starting a professional conversation is a way more daunting process for some folks and due to this hesitation, they lost many good opportunities in life. If you are one of those people who doesn’t know how to break the ice in the first meeting and how to start one productive conversation with the potential clients, then you need to learn that tactic very fast, if you want to survive in this world. A strong conversation is a key element of many progressive business ventures. So, don’t let this one tiny problem of making conversation to stand in front of your progressive career.
Starting a good professional conversation is an art and it needs constant practice to master this art form. But, today we are going to discuss some easy method to handle professional conversation in an expert way. The conversation is a two-way process, so it is very important to understand the other party before starting a conversation. There are various little things present that you need to understand to become king of the conversation. So, let’s get to know so some simple method to adopt cunning and witty conversation.
6 Ways to Start A Professional Conversation
- Use some traditional conversation kick starters
- Make the conversation about them
- Present an expensive body language
- Talk about passion
- Have an honest conversation
- Offer Help
- Get out of fear of rejection
- Ask an opinion
Use some traditional conversation kick starters
Well, if you want to start a professional conversation with a stranger and you have no idea about the person, then don’t get nervous and adapt the traditional approach. As sometimes classics gives the best result. So, before approaching for the first time to the stranger you can start a great conversation with them, like;
- Tell me about yourself.
- What’s your story?
- What is the current project you working on right now?
Make the conversation about them
People love to talk about themselves and especially about their achievements. So revolve a slick conversation about them and ask them about their goals in life, their success story and so on. This will help you in understanding the person and you can find the common ground for the next conversation.
Present an expensive body language
The body language has a very vast role in constructing a professional conversation, so make your body posture attractive and friendly before starting the conversation. Like smile politely and talk to the other person on the positive note. But don’t overdo yourself, just be polite but in the limit. Don’t make your fool with too much laughing.
Talk about passion
Find the common ground of interest and passion for starting an ethical conversation. Knowing common interest is very important to have some productive conversation. The two persons can have numerous common interests, like traveling, golf, cinema etc. Once you find the common base then the conversation will automatically follow and don’t forget to give equal chance to the other person to contribute to the conversation.
Have an honest conversation
Don’t manipulate your facts to just impress the other person. Always talk from your heart and what you believe in, don’t change your beliefs to simply impress the other person. Always say what you believe in and stay honest while making the conversation. As friends honesty is always a nice policy.
Offering help is the best way to show that you are a nice and approachable person. It is the best way to start a conversation with junior or a colleague. If you find yourself in a position to offer a help then go ahead and lend a hand. If you find someone a little lost and busy, you can proceed with a question 'You seem a little lost, can I help you with something?' or 'Looks like you have a lot to carry. Do you need a hand?'.
Get out of fear of rejection
We often feel we aren’t good enough. “Who am I to talk to her?” we say when we should be saying, “Who am I NOT to talk to her?” You are good enough, but you have to believe it with confidence. We have amazing things to offer because we’re an amazing people. So, never stop making any start because of the fear of rejection, stay confident about yourself and never underestimate yourself. Never calculate your abilities lower than others.sss
Ask an opinion
Make a person feel that their opinions matter. Everyone likes that feeling. You can start by asking them opinion on topics that are immediately relevant. One must stick to relevant and non controversial. No one would want to get in a debate in their first conversation.
However, the above tips which we framed according to fellow readers will guide you to start a great ethical conversation and you should maintain it along with full confidence. Although communication is very important for everyone instead there are many skillsets which one needs to master to enhance their sociability.
Must have tools for startups - Recommended by StartupTalky
Subscribe to StartupTalky
Get the latest insights delivered to you right in your inbox