Small Talk – How to Start a Conversation – Tips and Tricks (animated)

Small Talk – How to Start a Conversation – Tips and Tricks (animated)

Do you know someone who can strike up a conversation with everybody they meet? Their conversations look effortless, they often get free drinks at the bar, and they make best friends any time they go out.

How do these people do it? Are they some type of social mutants? Or are they just “naturals” when it comes to talking to people?
They may be gifted, but they don’t have some coveted secret. Instead, they’ve just mastered the art of small talk.

Small talk is the base of a conversation.
Never forget conversation is a ladder and you can’t just leap-frog up the conversation. You need small talk to climb the ladder and warm people up with it.

A few examples how to transform closed-ended questions to open-ended:

Would you like vanilla ice cream?
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream and why?

When is your birthday?
When is your birthday and how do you like to celebrate?

Where did you go to college?
What do you feel was most beneficial about your college experience?

50 Comments

  1. sabena anies on October 31, 2021 at 10:50 am

    its dosnt too muvh help sorry



  2. Rick and Morty Full Episodes 24/7 on October 31, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Nice video!



  3. Flip'n on October 31, 2021 at 10:51 am

    1:16 i dont know..maybe goin to hell?



  4. Supreme Thottery on October 31, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Wjat if i don’t have interesting life



  5. LadyL on October 31, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Thank you! This is very useful.



  6. Camila de Oliveira on October 31, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Oh my God, I need this so much at work! Thank you so much!



  7. Jack McCoy on October 31, 2021 at 10:55 am

    I can make friends with almost any guy. Its the women I struggle with… Story of my life tbh



  8. Hua on October 31, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Why do I find small talks annoying sometimes????



  9. Juicy Jam on October 31, 2021 at 10:55 am

    *I was lucky to get steady_cracks on Instagram who got me access to my girlfriend chart* .💯



  10. Robert Barlow on October 31, 2021 at 10:56 am

    What brngs you here today?
    Me: "Er ..my car…!" (Long drawn out sound of crickets in the background…)



  11. ✿•-• Introverted Frog•-•✿ on October 31, 2021 at 10:56 am

    With friends I already have I’m the funny out going person out of the group but then other times I’m the awkward doesn’t wanna talk dude of the group ;_;



  12. Umair on October 31, 2021 at 10:57 am

    You should work on your accent. Your accent makes u unnatural and pretending. Infact, you should first prepare your accent, than worry about small & Long talks. Thanks



  13. Juicy Jam on October 31, 2021 at 10:58 am

    *I was lucky to get steady_cracks on Instagram who got me access to my girlfriend chart* .💯



  14. bimbam tossi on October 31, 2021 at 10:59 am

    i am a social idiot:P cant even get a girl write me back a line hahahaha:P Do not tell me its because of other issues like my looks or profile!



  15. Tim Taylor on October 31, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Нашел что искал?!



  16. MissesKitty on October 31, 2021 at 11:02 am

    for people,with social anxiety



  17. Tony James Gilpin on October 31, 2021 at 11:04 am

    To me, every question is a close-ended question!



  18. J Cronin on October 31, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Just be yourself.



  19. Zookee The Hunter on October 31, 2021 at 11:06 am

    I can make excellent small talk with strangers, girls and guys alike, thats not the issue. The real issue is with friends whom i see everyday. Bcz we already know everything about each other, whats left to talk about???



  20. Lulla Sings on October 31, 2021 at 11:07 am

    My pastor: "how’s it going?"
    Me: "great, I spent all day studying every day this week. It felt great!"

    That’ll start a conversation all right. I think he would just be weirded out though. Most teens hate studying and avoid it when they can.



  21. Hua on October 31, 2021 at 11:10 am

    I am good at ending conversation and small talks I guess



  22. linecey on October 31, 2021 at 11:10 am

    clearly when i’m at work i can say that i played basketball in the morning… XD



  23. Ke'Juan T on October 31, 2021 at 11:11 am

    I’m legit watching this for highschool because I don’t want to be that anti social dude in school



  24. rakesh kumar on October 31, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Awesome..



  25. 美好人生英文學校 on October 31, 2021 at 11:11 am

    It’s a good article for me to learn.



  26. Nátánáel Ferenczi on October 31, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Thanks for the useful things !



  27. KEZZAR MED AKLI on October 31, 2021 at 11:15 am

    good work thanks



  28. Linette Gwyneth Low on October 31, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Thank you 🙂



  29. Starkova on October 31, 2021 at 11:16 am

    From 2:16 to 2:17 could anyone pick up what he’s trying to say? I couldn’t make it out



  30. Hua on October 31, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I give up on my social



  31. aarathy suresh s on October 31, 2021 at 11:17 am

    ❤🤘



  32. Tanya Magura on October 31, 2021 at 11:19 am

    `me trying to compliment my crush: i like your hair where’d u get it 🤦‍♀️



  33. Haris Yuniar on October 31, 2021 at 11:19 am

    oke



  34. uk/amr.a on October 31, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Sad that I don’t get to practise this because of my social anxiety



  35. bimbam tossi on October 31, 2021 at 11:21 am

    It actually would be good to think in the morning about what you are going to say if people ask you how it is going 😀 Then you are prepared and might get a conversation going.



  36. daniel abendan on October 31, 2021 at 11:22 am

    I hope one day your channel gets a lot of subscriber, you deserve more.



  37. Be Outstanding on October 31, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Great
    Content
    Thank
    You
    .
    go up the ladder rung one by one
    share something abt urself
    compli
    ask, sho int
    open en



  38. Keya Das on October 31, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Great



  39. Venture A Highway on October 31, 2021 at 11:29 am

    How do you elevate small talk, to medium talk? (Thumbs up if you know what I’m referencing lol)



  40. TheFedericohiguain2 on October 31, 2021 at 11:30 am

    Thanks man. I actually kind of like someone at work and don’t know how to start a good conversation. You know we say hi to each other but we really don’t know what to talk about. I’ll try your tips.



  41. Jola Fasola on October 31, 2021 at 11:31 am

    masz bardzo polski akcent



  42. Sossitch on October 31, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Well I didn’t play basketball this morning. Do I have to do stupid shit just to talk about it with people?



  43. Sofiane B. on October 31, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Talking is skill
    Ask More Dont care about result at the beginner
    Learn Using Book & Leader
    Book (The Art of Talking )
    Leader (Movie & Tedx )
    from zero to expert



  44. Unknown Signal on October 31, 2021 at 11:36 am

    very nice video bro! I’m looking forward the next one. By the way, I’d like to know more about you… what motivates you to do these videos? Bests!



  45. Adam OUCHNA on October 31, 2021 at 11:39 am

    I became better than yesterday. ❤️



  46. Super Pagt on October 31, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Bizzarely enough you can pull this out 1:24



  47. Romaa on October 31, 2021 at 11:42 am

    can i just kill myself already?



  48. Rosanna Nadeau on October 31, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Excellent video! Very helpful, easy to listen to. Great job!



  49. Better Than Yesterday on October 31, 2021 at 11:46 am

    I added a few better examples of open-ended questions in the description. Make sure to check them out!



  50. Samira Lavvaf on October 31, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Tnx dear friend. Ur videos make us more interesting and better than yesterday😊😊