“Aim for at least two open-ended questions within the first few minutes of striking up a chat with somebody you’ve just met. That should be enough to get a good, in-depth conversation going. On a subconscious level, you’ll quickly become somebody they remember liking and will want to be around.”
It’s easier to make a good first impression on somebody than you may realize.
Fast Company suggests five things to do within five minutes of meeting someone to develop an instant rapport and leave a memorable impression on them.
The tips include to show genuine enthusiasm for the meeting, find something you share, and say their name before you leave.
For more conversation tips, check out my eight ways to improve your next conversation.