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Start by filling your idea vault with possible ice breakers to start a conversation and follow-up questions to sustain the conversation.
Listen attentively to the other person’s responses because this can make or break your follow-up questions.
A: Why the hell was I narrating it if Penguins can talk Q: Why do Penguins carry fish in their beaks? He comes back, looks at the mechanic and says "Did you figure out what's wrong with my car?
A: a penguin on a rampage Q: What do you call a happy penguin? " "Well" replies the mechanic "looks like you blew a seal." The penguin quickly wipes off his face and says "OH NO, that's just ice cream!For some salespeople, this part of the sales call is so uncomfortable that they have a hard time even getting out of their car or picking up the phone.And this call reluctance has a debilitating impact on their career.Of course, most of us don’t take the time to put ourselves in the prospect’s shoes either. Like you, they are meeting a stranger and being forced to make small talk.Looking for a winning team building ice breaker that you can use for meetings, training classes, team building sessions, and company events and activities?So, how do you start a meaningful conversation with someone new and avoid embarrassments or awkward moments of silence? Understand that it is normal to feel a bit nervous when approaching someone new.