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How to Talk to Strangers

Updated: Feb 27, 2020

Day 366


Today, I ran into a coaching buddy of mine that I haven't seen in a while. I flagged him down and we started talking about life and our kids and baseball. A few minutes later, he looked at me and said, "Remind me where I know you from."

It was at that moment I realized that I'd never met this man in my life. He was a doppelganger, and a darn good one.

We were both amused and continued to chat without missing a beat. It was quite a pleasant conversation. I may never see Chris again, but when I see the guy I thought I was talking to, I will be sure to tell the story.

If you have a hard time connecting with strangers, maybe just pretend they are somebody that you already know.

While today's experience was accidental, I might have to use this method again sometime.

I've heard it said by Jeremy Sheetinger, "Strangers are just friends I haven't met yet."

Striking up a conversation as if you already know them is one way to get your foot in the door.



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