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Ice Breakers - Networking and Making New Friends

I have found that the key to getting close to others is to get them to talk about themselves.

Question 1. Where are you from?  Lived there your whole life? If not how long have you lived there and where did you move from.

Question 2. What do you do for a living?  That sounds interesting....  How long have you done that ...

Also if you are following up and asking more detailed questions, use a phrase like, "I was just curious...." that way it is less strait forward and does not put pressure on he other person.


Do you guys have any other thoughts.  Can always use some fresh material for Chamber of Commerce Socials, etc.....

Comment balloon 4 commentsJames C. Johnson • July 13 2008 04:55PM


Great ice breakers -- My favorite is - You look familiar - Have we met before?

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 10 years ago

Hi James,  Thank You for subscribing to my blog today!  I think you are right on with ice breakers.  People want to talk about themselves.  I always ask people what they enjoy doing and why they do.  When they start revealing their core values, you can explore together the deep riches of their lives!

Posted by Dan Woodworth, Encouraging Communicator (The Connection) over 10 years ago

Welcome!! Youve joined a great place to meet new people and get some good tips and advice. Be sure to call on me if I can ever help and welcome again! Enjoy

Posted by Connie Rice, Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat (Keller Williams Greenville Central) over 10 years ago

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Posted by Peg Gilliland, Broker, GRI, CDPE (Charlottesville Solutions) over 10 years ago