?Always ask why. Asking why people make decisions is how you get to know them on an emotional level.
?Ask interesting questions. Ask creative questions such as - what's your story? What's the Craziest thing you have ever done?
?When you feel the awkward silence. Don't panic, just ask another question preferably what brought them there or their favorite type of music.
?When you meet new people, talk about you until you see that they are relaxed with you. Then give them a chance to talk.
?Dig for gold conversations ideas by observing their faces while you talk.
?MoDULatE your tone as you tell your stories. Put life and emotion into your voice.
?Don't droll on about your accomplishments. It will make you look arrogant. They want you to hear about their own accomplishments.
?Don't complain either. Complaining makes you a buzzkill.
?Don't ever argue. I don't mean you should agree with everything, just state your opinions and leave it at that.
?Be updated on the latest topics you discuss with your friends.
?Spy on your conversation partner with the Interne. Spy on them with Google, check their social media pages. See what common things comes up. Those will give you ideas on what they'll like to talk about.