Back when I was starting college, before moving to school, I spoke to my would-be roommate on the phone…
…And that conversation went so badly that my would-be roommate figured out a way to transfer into a different dorm room.
Fast forward to now, I’m GREAT at starting and holding a conversation.
And I’m not just patting myself on the back. Five minutes with me in any situation and you’ll see that this nerdy, introverted, book reader can break the ice with anyone, keep their attention, and walk away with a new friend or business contact.
Awkward Conversations 101
What’s the SCARIEST part about an “Awkward Conversation?”
If you’re the awkward one, you’re flushing your chances of success down the toilet. You can kiss things like “making lasting friendships,” “forming valuable business partnerships,” and “persuading prospects to buy” goodbye.
And you won’t even know it happened.
Awkward people are oblivious. Everyone knows it but them.
Now you might think, “I don’t have to worry about this… I’m not awkward…”
But there’s is a spectrum of awkwardness.
On one end, you’re the guy that everyone shuns. The guy people can’t help but laugh about.
And on the other end, you’re the guy everyone wants to talk to, work with, and help. The guy that seemingly has everything drop in his lap.
You likely fall somewhere in the middle, right?
Sometimes you bomb a conversation. Other times you ACE it.
I know the feeling…
…But as I said, a lot has changed for me over the past 10 years.
And it wasn’t an accident…
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For now, I’d like to do something fun…
I’d love for you to join me (and other Social Triggers community members), and share two separate stories in the blog comments.
For the first story, I want you to tell us about a time when you bombed a conversation. What happened?
(Dig deep. If you haven’t bombed one recently, think about that one time you did, and share it. Kind of like I did with my college roommate story).
For the second story, I want you to tell us about a time when you ACED a conversation. What happened? How did it affect your business and life?
Leave a comment below.