How to talk to anyone about anything.

So this guy, I’ll call him, Steve Lambert, (because that’s his name) had this genius idea. He set up a table in the park, and just… talked to people.

Yeah. He just sat in the park and made with the pleasantries. It’s quite an amazing idea really. Everyone has something to say, and often, there is no one there to listen to them say it. He talked about the Iranian revolution, Native American philosophy, agricultuture, film… anything these peoples hearts could dream up.

He made a list of topics so that you too could talk to anyone about anything. I will share it now.

Things to remember:

Smile.
Make eye contact.
Say hello.
Introduce yourself.
Learn names.
Listen more than you talk.

Things to talk about:

1. How about this weather?
2. What’s new with you?
3. What did you do this weekend?
4. What do you do for a living?
5. Where are you going after this?
6. Where are you from?
7. What are you going to do this weekend?
8. Seen any good movies lately?

It’s pretty simple. Just show people attention. Listen. Love people by letting them know you care. I wish more of us had this mindset. The world would be a much more pleasant place. We would all have more friends.

Let’s make a commitment together. Let’s commit to making more friends. Let’s commit to having more conversations. Let’s commit to being more open to talking. More open to listening. Let’s be genuinely interested in what people have to say.  I bet if we actually take time to get to know people, we will learn some things.

If you want to have friends, be friendly. That is all.

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