Brett over at the Art of Manliness is having a 30 day challenge for all of us guys out there – to become a better man. I encourage all of you to check it out and take the pledge. Today, he challenges all guys to
I don’t see this as a challenge today as in my job I get to talk to strangers all of the time. In my life as a College Administrator, I get to encounter strangers both in the sense of current and prospective students as well as other guests to campus.
The challenge for me revolves around talking to strangers outside of work. I tend to be find with this at work, but once I get home, I don’t go out of my way always to get to know strangers, at least not as much as I do at work.
Don’t get me wrong, I am an extrovert and can get out there with the best of them, but sometimes, I just don’t seem to go with the flow in the direction if you know what I mean.
The only other challenge that I sometimes run into is in what to talk about. I mean, you can get them talking about themselves, but then beyond that, at times it is hard for me to come up with topics at times to keep the conversation flowing. Mybe it is just me.
I will see who I get to meet today! How about all of you, how do you deal with meeting strangers both personally and professionally?