“I have the privilege of traveling around our country and meeting people all over the country who are making a huge difference in the lives of their neighbors and themselves. That’s what I’m really fortunate to be able to do.” – Laura Bush
I believe in talking to people.
During high school I frequently visited the neighborhood Starbucks before school. The line would be out the door but that would be the last of my worries. I was feeling very tired and weak and believed that a nice cup of coffee would wake me up. However, I did something one morning that I would never forget, I began a conversation with the person behind me. I had no idea who this person was or how he would feel about me talking to him but I just made eye contact and said good morning. He also said good morning back and I followed it up with a this “line is pretty long huh?”. That began our conversation.
When wanting to talk to someone you’ve never met before or even a friend there are specific techniques that are involved. One of the most important techniques is establishing a common aspect. I was able to do this and spoke to the man behind me. The power of talking to someone is so significant because you get the opportunity to take in another person’s life.