Oh, that awkward silence. You’re supposed to say something, but instead you’re wondering what everyone is thinking about you. Maybe you should ask about the weather…
People run into two major problems with conversation topics.
- They constantly run out of topics. This leads to uncomfortable silences and awkward topic switches.
- The conversations are boring. When you can get someone talking at all, it sometimes feels safer to just keep on the same path no matter how boring it is.
One effective solution to these problems is threading.