3 Simple Things That Will Make You the Most Interesting Person in Any Conversation

1. Be intensely curious: As you meet someone new, it’s crucial to find something interesting about the other person, perhaps a fascinating fact or idea that you can follow up on with interesting questions of your own. This means activating the genuine curiosity within you. 

 2. Be a good listener: Making a good impression is key to kick-start a conversation that works to your advantage, but beware of dominating the conversation early on.

 3. Stop asking dumb and uninteresting questions: Being interesting is about being interested in other people’s interesting lives and not asking dumb questions that won’t elevate the conversation beyond the dreaded small talk. It means avoiding boring questions like, “What do you do?” or “How are you?” when you don’t actually mean it. Also steer clear of the weather and discussing your favorite reality TV show.