Do you have some standard questions ‘up your sleeve’ for when you meet new people?
The following article has some good questions that might get your conversations really happening! Reading this reminded me of the good book by Edward de Bono, ‘How to have a beautiful mind.’
One questions I always ask is ‘Where did you grow up?’ It’s amazing the connections you can make quickly and the interesting things you can find out about others.
However, one tip I would offer, remember not everyone feels comfortable to open up and share their thoughts or respond to these types of questions when they first meet you! Some can find these questions a little intrusive. From my experience of working with different personalities, you need to go gently.
Here is a short article that will prompt your thinking with 5 questions to help with your relationship building in 2020.