Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"This is British public transport - we don't even make eye contact, let alone speak!"

Out of curiosity I'm tempted to get hold of this...
How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends.

"...in Devon, ...a new welcome pack for Polish migrant workers advises them that a good way to start a conversation is to remark on the weather."
Don Gabor suggests...
  • Don't open with a complaint, it sets the tone
  • Avoid politics and religion, they are sensitive subjects
  • Keep strong opinions to yourself, you don't want to offend.
Would be a shame to avoid all the subjects that matter to people, but I guess we can start with the little things...

Don Gabor on 50 ways to improve your conversations