Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NEW Day 3: 10 Conversation Starters

Happy National Etiquette Week! Let's talk about making conversation.

You'd think that talking should be easy, but making meaningful conversation can be hard.
Sometimes a gap in conversation is a comfortable silence among good friends, and sometimes it's terribly awkward. Getting a conversation going can also be difficult.

We suggest having a few ideas for conversation starters at the back of your head before going into a social situation. Depending on your setting and company—family dinners, dinner parties, teen parties, even an etiquette class!—you can rely on any number of our...

10 Conversation Starters

• What is your manners pet peeve?

• Is it better to burp or sneeze at the table?

• What could you do to help someone who is hungry?

• If you could be any character from a book, who would you be and why?

• If you could be any character from a movie, who would you be and why?

• If you could plan a perfect menu, what would it be?

• If you could plan a perfect vacation, where would you go and who would go with you?

• Who is your favorite teacher and why?

• What is the most fun thing you have done during the summer?

• If you could build a car, what would it look like?

See you tomorrow for more NEW etiquette tips!

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