5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in
From August Abolins@2:460/256 to All on Sunday, June 12, 2022 21:03:02
5 Questions the Most Interesting People Will Always Ask in Conversations
..according to Marcel Schwantes.
1. What's your story?
This open-ended question is bound to trigger something interesting after the other person gets over the initial shock that you asked it. By opening up a conversation in this manner, you?ve given them access to speak from their hearts and share their life's journeys, dreams, and goals.
2. What makes you smile when you get up in the morning?
A great question that gets the interaction hopping on a positive note from the get-go. Watch the other person's wheels turn as they reflect on something for which they're excited or deeply grateful.
3. What is that one book that has influenced you the most?
The brilliance behind this question is not the question itself, but the invitation for follow-up questions because of the book's impact on that person's life, marriage, career, or business. Asking it deepens the conversation (and the connection) as you learn more about how the topic has positively altered that person's life in some way. If they're not avid readers, ask about movies or famous people.
4. What absolutely excites you right now?
This question triggers passion. Who doesn't like to speak from their most passionate space? It may end up being their thriving career, a new job, or an exciting new phase of their business. It could be personal: the arrival of a new baby, having beaten cancer or finding true love. Whatever it is, think of all the places the conversation will lead, and the possibilities of connecting the dots with the other person when it's your turn to shine.
5. What's the most important thing I should know about you?
In line with all the others, this question will elicit emotions to deepen the conversation and find connecting points. That's what you're after - creating space to discover what makes the other person tick, unique, or maybe frustrated so you can offer encouragement or make a difference in his or her life.
Finally, did you notice a pattern? It should be obvious. Here's a hint: You take the initiative and make the conversation about the other person. People love to talk about themselves. This selfless act of putting the spotlight on someone else makes you the most interesting person in the room.