30 Days of Social Connection | Day Eight: Curious Conversations

by Mindy Lockard on April 14, 2020

Happy DAY EIGHT of our #30DaysofSocialConnection…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Power Skill: CURIOUS Questions

One of the most important pre professional skills I teach at the Junior High and High School level is the art of Informational Interviewing. Informational Interviewing, quite simply, is the social habit of asking questions of others to learn about THEM. Since we currently find ourselves with A LOT of time on our hands, there is no time like the present to connect friends and family intentionally to learn about them and sharpen our social skills.

Here’s how we put Curious Conversations into Practice!

  1. Print our Curious Conversations Worksheet
  2. Identify Friends, Family Member in your Home and a Family Member Outside of Your Home to Connect With
  3. Decide How You’d Like to Connect with Them, Phone or FaceTime (Obviously, Not The Family Memeber in Your Home… You Can Just Talk to Him / Her Face-to-FAce)
  4. Think of a Curious Question You Have About Him / Her to Ask to Learn More About Them
  5. Reach Out

Family Dinner Table Talk Questions / Conversation Starters:

  1. Have Each Family Member Think of ONE Curious Conversation Question to Ask another Family Member. Enjoy Learning Something NEW About Each Family Member.

Printables:

Looking for an easy way to have your teens feel productive during the day? Here’s our Ten-a-Day sheet that teens can fill out. This chart includes five blank spots that your teen can fill in and five family responsibility “nudges”  pre-written in to help give teens ownership and independence during these days that seem to run together… oy vey!

Printable:  Leadership Academy 10 a Day

HERE’S WHAT WE HAVE COMING UP IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS…

 

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