Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Talk to Strangers book

How many clients have you met through the serendipitous experience of an otherwise casual conversation? As many pros will tell you, the key to networking isn’t capital-N “Networking.” It’s being friendly, being in public, and looking for opportunities to form bonds of neighborly spirit and goodwill.

These days, people are often buried in their phones or signaling their “Do Not Disturb” sign by making sure their ear buds are firmly implanted in their heads. You might even do this yourself out of habit. But according to TED speaker Kio Spark, “When you talk to strangers, you’re making beautiful interruptions into the expected narrative of your daily life — and theirs.”

Take 12 minutes out of your next lunch break to listen to this thought-provoking report from the front lines of talking to strangers. According to the TED website, “Stark explores the overlooked benefits of pushing past our default discomfort when it comes to strangers and embracing those fleeting but profoundly beautiful moments of genuine connection.”

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