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A Conversation Starter

By March 26, 2013Latest from BowTie

A BowTie, among other things, is a conversation starter.  A catalyst for communication, if you will.

“Wow! That’s a really cool BowTie! Where did you get it?!” 

“Oh this? Its actually a BowTie supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Someone in my family has the disease and I wear it to support them and the MS Society for research.” 

And just like that, you’ve got yourself a conversation…and a meaningful one at that!

Whether you wear a BowTie or not, initiating a conversation can be difficult.  Where do you begin? What do you say? How do you say it? Interpersonal interactions can be positively nerve-racking for many.

Here are a few one-liners to spur your next discourse!

  1. I love your necklace (or BowTie, or earrings, etc)!
  2. Hi! Aren’t you friends with……?
  3. Go Blue! (Situation specific, of course!)
  4. Hello, I’m —— its so great to meet you I’ve heard so much about you and would love to better understand what you do!
  5. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but I overheard you say you’re in (name an industry), so am I!
  6. What are you passionate about?

No matter what you say, the point is to start talking.  There is simply no substitute for real-life, in person, authentic communication.

– BTC

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