Life can be pretty interesting if you just take some time to look around. Now that we’ve got the internet at our fingertips, you can find just about any information that you could possibly want in a fraction of the time it used to take. For an information junkie like me, it’s the Golden Age. Some people are even cashing in just by writing about the things they like to do! When I was a kid, I spent hours reading encyclopedias just because I loved learning new things. What can I say? My sister said that I was king of the dorks. Maybe she was right. Now I like to look for random interesting topics and I try to learn something new every day.
I love to learn new things, so starting a site like Interesting Topics to Talk About seems like a fun way to share some helpful tips, interesting ideas, and unusual finds with other people who are easily distracted by shiny objects. Enough about me though…
How to Instantly Become More Interesting to People
Here is your free helpful tip of the day. If you aren’t a natural social butterfly, pay attention. This will help you a lot.
Have you ever found yourself struggling to find something interesting to say to another person? You’re probably trying too hard. There is a simple way to almost guarantee sucessful social interactions, and you’ve probably experienced this first hand. If you’ve never read the book How To Win Friends and Influence People, I definitely recommend it. It’s an older book (over 2,000 reviews), but Dale Carnegie does an excellent job of explaining the fine art of deftly dealing with the other humans we interact with every day.
When I read this legendary book, a big old light bulb went on for me. It is filled with a ton of useful information about how people interact, but the biggest take away for me was that people just LOVE talking about themselves. Think about it. Have you ever met someone who seemed really skilled at the art of conversation? Chances are, they probably didn’t even do very much speaking. They probably just encouraged you to start rambling on about yourself. People are funny that way. They talk about themselves to another person for ten minutes and then walk away thinking that the other person was absolutely fascinating! Try it the next time you find yourself conversing with someone. Just keep feeding them questions that encourage them to talk about themselves. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax. They will carry most of the conversational load and will walk away thinking that you were born with the gift of gab.
I hope you find something interesting here. Feel free to share some random fact about life or something useful or interesting in the comments.