Have you ever found yourself at a dinner or a braai where you felt like you had to really dig deep to get the conversation flowing?

Awkward silences are not uncommon when friends get together to socialise, especially when new people join the group. When it’s only you and your friends it’s easy to fall into conversation about mutual people you know, but when new players enter the field, you will need to find a neutral conversation point.

And we all know; politics and religion are big no-no’s when it comes to casual chats.

So, what to talk about? There are various interesting topics you can touch on – everything from science to geography, celebrities, fashion and even sports, but you also run the risk on not knowing if your audience are interested in any of those topics, or even whether they’ll be able to provide any insights to keep the conversation going.

If there’s one thing you can count on to entertain anyone from a toddler to grandma, it’s discussing things that might seem…

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