One way to keep a conversation flowing is to ask open -ended questions. These are questions that require more than a yes, no, or one word answer. After asking the question, be prepared to listen and show interest by nodding your head, making eye contact, and/or voicing an occasional word of expression such as “really”, “interesting”, or “I agree”.
Examples of open-ended questions:
How do you know the bride/groom?
Why are the ________ and the ____ your favorite teams?
What do you think makes “American Idol” a top rated show?
What do you enjoy most about rock climbing?
Tell me about your last vacation?