Bored Out of Your Mind?

take charge of the conversation

We’ve all been there.

 

A mind-numbing business dinner where one, self-UNaware person holds court and does all the talking.

In our experience, you can aquiese, be bored, and then, go home and complain about the painful dinner you had to endure, or you can take charge.

To re-engage others and generate more give while gaining insights and ideas from EVERYONE invited, here’s a list of 10 Business Dinner Conversation Starters:

 

 

“ The best leaders we’ve worked with are interesting and interested. But they work a lot harder at being interested.

shift focus  with these questions:

What is the craziest thing a boss has ever asked you to do?

What was your first job and the best lesson you learned from it?

What is the best business advise you’ve been given? And what is the worst?

Who at work would you pick to be your Amazing Race partner?

What would you do for a work-cation or sabbatical and where would you go?

add some flavor with these:

What is the most unbelievable thing that has ever happened to you?

Who is the most impactful mentor/role model in your life to date?

If you could teach a college course, what would it be?

What would you choose as a super power?

What career move do you wish you’d said YES to? Or NO to?