How to get talking

Not everyone likes networking and socialising. Some people can get talking without any problems whatsoever. Others find it difficult to get started.

Memorising some conversation openers can help. You’ll find 17 here (link to:

And remember, always ask open-ended questions, such as: “What do you like about your job?” It’s the best way to get the other person to speak about him- or herself.

Closed-ended questions are those question that only get a “yes” or “no” reply. That’s not what we want, do we?