A good conversation starter can transform an awkward, stilted conversation into an interesting, enjoyable discussion. That’s important in sales, as having several conversation starters up your sleeve will help you form connections with prospects, referrals, and potential partners.
In other words, the ability to start a conversation translates to real business.
What makes a good conversation starter?
Open-ended: A broad question typically generates a far more engaging answer than a close-ended one.
Non-routine: Breaking out of the standard weather and job-related questions will jolt the person you’re talking to out of autopilot.