Nov 30, 2021
Growing up, you may have been told to not talk to strangers, but it’s one of the most important social components of business. Beyond business, speaking with strangers is one of the most important aspects of human interaction.
My two sons (both Gen Xers) often tell me that I embarrass them by talking to strangers. They want to fade into the woodwork in line at the grocery store or at a restaurant, whereas I relish opportunities to strike up a conversation.
Why do I do it? Why do I annoy them (unintentionally)? Because talking to someone you don’t know can open up new horizons — horizons you could never even imagine. Let’s break it down.
The article read in this episode originally appeared on the Forbes Agency Council CommunityVoice™ in September 2021.
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