Questions are a great way to start a conversation at a barbecue, a Zoom networking event, or a party.
Questions can even help you move past small talk and into deeper topics. (Which studies suggest could make you happier!)
If you’ve ever struggled with thinking up questions to get to know someone better, this post is for you!
Pro-tip: Don’t ONLY ask questions. If you do, you’ll fall into the interrogation trap!
After your conversational partner responds, keep the conversation going by making an observation about what they said.
Look through the list below and copy/paste 5 of your favorite questions into the notes app on your phone.
Then, you’ll be all set to break the ice at your next social event!
Bonus Pro-tip: Check out this massive list of 300+ conversation starters and topics or this huge list of 170+ icebreaker questions if you need help sparking conversations!
Here are 179+ questions to get to know someone better...
Wow...That was a LOT of questions!
If you can’t think of any good questions to ask to get to know someone after that list...I don’t know what to tell you.
Again, choose 5 and copy/paste them into the notes app on your phone so you’ll have some good questions ready next time you need them!
Also: If you want to learn how to have better conversations, check out this video:
Bonus Tip: Use “Dig Questions” to go deeper with people!
Yeah, a huge list of questions is great, but what happens after they answer?
It’s important to be able to go deeper with people in conversation.
If you’re trying to get to know someone better, try asking one of these follow up questions:
Give them space to share more with you. This will help them open up, and will help you both find similarities.
(Just be sure to balance out the questions with a stories, observations and talking on your side or they’re going to start feeling interrogated.)
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