I’ve been told plenty of times that I look “friendly” and “approachable”. To be honest, I didn’t always see that as a good thing. But now, I see that as a gift.
Are you shy? Would you rather people start a conversation with you than the other way around? Then here are 4 Unique Conversation Starters that helped me during my Disney College Program (and can help you with your everyday life)!
#4 “Where were you when Michael Jackson died?”
Coworker –“Where are you from?”
Coworker –“Oh wow that’s far! Is this your first time in Florida?”
Me –“No. I was actually in Tampa when I found out Micheal Jackson died. Where were you?”
Now I don’t know why that was the first Florida vacation that came to my head because as kid, I went to Disney World and Universal Studios! But it was, and it worked.
Coworker –“I was actually in Vegas…”
Then she started telling me how much of a positive impact Micheal Jackson had in her life. Micheal Jackson was a worldwide musical Icon. So see how I eased my way into bringing up The King of Pop’s death? Hearing memories from his fans is really interesting.
#3 Your Text Alert
There was never a moment where I’d get a text in public and someone didn’t say “OMG I REMEMBER KIM POSSIBLE!!!” Early 2000’s cartoons were lit – instant conversation starter.
Want the Kim Possible text alert? Then follow the instructions here!
#2 Your Phone Case
Who had My Little Pony toys when they were little?? *Raises hand.* When I saw this in H&M, I just knew I had to get it!
Like with my Kim Possible text alert, anytime I was out-and-about, someone reminisced with me over My Little Pony.
#1 Your Earrings
Guest – “Excuse me. Where did you get your earrings? My wife would love those!”
Me – “Go straight down Hollywood Boulevard and you’ll see a Pepto Bismol pink jewelry store. You can’t miss it!”
That Pepto Bismol pink jewelry store I referred to was Keystone Clothiers in (my favorite park) Hollywood Studios.
This thoughtful husband was the first guest to compliment my rose gold castle studs, then ask me where I bought them from – but he wasn’t the last. I got compliments, and my work location made money! Win-Win!
“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Rapunzel (Tangled)