THE ART OF GOOD CONVERSATION
Your 5 minute date should be a conversation, it shouldn't be seen as an interview or interrogation...
- Go into every conversation feeling good about yourself, it will make others feel good about you.
- Be proud of who you are and play to your strengths.
- Concentrate on the conversation you are having, not the one you just had.
- Don't dominate the conversation - it's not all about you!
- You might think you are fantastic and you might want to tell the other person all about yourself, but wait until you are prompted.
- People who can talk about themselves for the majority of the 5 minutes without even taking a breath risk appearing boring, conceited or just plain scary. That said, remember that a conversation is all about balance - if you play your cards too close to your chest or don't say boo, people may think you are unfriendly, arrogant or shifty.
- Show interest, listen carefully, and focus your attention on the person you are sitting opposite.
- Resist the temptation to eye up the hotty at the next table.
- Everyone at the event may not be interested in meeting people to date so if you are not interested in them romantically you might as well pass the time in a fun and friendly way.
- What do you do for a living?
- What is your favorite food?
- What type of music/ movies/ books do you like?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
- What do you like to do on the weekends?
- What are your hobbies?
- Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
- What would you do if you could go back in time?
- What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
- What is your dream holiday?
- If you could invite any 3 people to dinner, who would they be?