Things to talk about with clients during downtime? Ya know, non-work related things to fill the air before a meeting. Usually I’m good at improvising & shooting the shit but I need some new material.

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I tell all my AEs to read the news (including the culture/gossip pages) every day for this very reason.

Stay away from politics but be able to talk about the days news at any moment.

Some more tips:
- be culturally fluent. Know what’s on TV/Netflix/Hulu/Amazon and watch a little of every show.
- go to the movies, listen to music and know what is popular.


I always ask questions about things that may interest them so they will do most of the talking. If I know them well questions about things they are doing “ how was the move / vacation/ that new restaurant you posted about” or I will ask them biz questions that maybe fall out of being directly related that I look up “ saw you opened a new location or changed the menu”. Bottom line, while simple, I make all talk about them because that is what people like to talk about.


Same rules apply as if you were talking with anyone else. Agree with previous reply, if you put the conversation on them you can lead them to so most of the talking. The key is to not just ask too broad a question like “what’s new?” Have something to hang the conversation on. If you don’t have anything specific to them or their business , just keep up to date on news or new things happening in the world - “did you see the story about...” Obviously would steer clear of political items but just keep up to date, listen to pod casts, flag things you find interesting and pull them into conversation when you are at a loss for what else to talk about


what do you do in your time off? Vacations coming up? Family? Where’d you grow up? Go to school? Who’s your team? What’s the culture like at the company? What books are you reading now?


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