Hey, are you learning English and want to be the one who starts the conversation? Or are you just too shy and need some tips to start a conversation? Here are some advices :

Find the right time! — Nobody likes to be interrupted in the middle of its activities or its concerns. When you try to start the conversation, try to keep in mind that the key to success is finding the right time. For example, if you need to have an important conversation with your boss, try to find a good time in advance. This will ensure you both have time to have a productive conversation.

Ask open loop questions — Closed-loop questions are questions that must be replied with "yes" or "no". In light of the fact that they close down discussion. Open loop questions work great when your point is to keep a discussion going.

Be friendly and don't be stingy with compliments! — Even if the other person doesn’t have time to talk, at least they’ll appreciate your pleasant demeanor.

No pressure — Expectations mean sometimes disappointment. Just have fun! Don't put pressure on you

Talk about simple things, be a good listener — Ask your interlocutor questions about the location, things around you, about him/her, it shows that you want to get to know them better, and they’ll probably reciprocate with the same.

Be honest — No compelling reason to make up an impressive story to stand out enough to be noticed. Simply act naturally and tell the truth.

Find common grounds — When you have something in common (sports, hobbies...), it's an excellent topic and the conversation can be very interesting.

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