How to keep talking when you run out of things to say
What do you do when you have run out of things to talk about. After you have talked about the weather and the great food on the table what do you do with that silence. Here's some tips, start by asking a question like, what is the most exotic trip that you have taken? You can also ask questions, like what is your favorite book? You can ask about restaurants they like, specific questions about the people you are dining with, questions about where they went to school, questions about their kids, or what they like about their jobs. If you ask questions that allow them to talk about themselves the silence will be broken because people like to talk about themselves. Once the silence is broken you will suddenly realize that you have a nice conversation going.