Meaningful Questions to Build Connection

Meaningful questions are designed to lead you into meaningful conversations.

Meaningful conversations give you the opportunity to really get to know each other. They are meant to build connection. Meaningful conversations help you to feel whether the person you are talking to might be a good future friend or a nice acquaintance.

Meaningful Questions for Meaningful Friendships. Photo: Toa Heftiba on unsplash.com (edited)
Meaningful questions could easily lead to meaningful conversations. That helps to build trust and connection - a good foundation to become friends. Photo: Toa Heftiba on unsplash.com (edited)

👩🏻‍🦰👨🏻 Meaningful Questions at the Meetup

These meaningful questions are used at our Meetups in Berlin to give the attendends a process to get to know each other easier and faster. We have them printed on cards.

Sometimes, participants ask if they can take the cards with them so that they can talk about these questions with their friends. Yes, they can. Since we have only limited sets of cards, you can find them here.

If you want, please leave a comment if you liked these questions and how they enhanced the conversation with your friends.

For all who are interested – this is our Meetup-Group in English in Berlin. You will find Workshops and normal Meetups there. Feel free to enter the group.

We also have a German Speaking Meetup Group.

🦝 Four Blocks of Meaningful Questions

These meaningful questions guide our participants through the process from initial contact to a very deep and meaningful conversation after a view minutes.

You can see it at the tables. The mood changes with each question. In the beginning, the particpants are naturally somewhat strangers to each other. Then the conversation deepens. People become interested in each other. They are really engaged in the conversation. By the end they know each other.

It is like coming out of a good movie. People are surprised. As one participant put it: “It’s exciting how quickly you can have a good conversation. After an hour, I felt like we had known each other for a long time.

There are four blocks of questions. Each block has four questions. The highlight of the conversation is in the third block – Deep Talk.

I tell the participants beforehand that they can skip questions if they feel it is too personal for a first conversation. Sometimes they do and that is totally find. I would answer all these questions at the Meetup.

  Starting Questions

  • What brings you to this Meetup?
  • How was your weekend? What did you do?
  • What was a nice, interesting or surprising experience in Berlin?
  • What are three things you really like to do, or you really enjoy in Berlin?

  Getting to Know Each Other

  • What is one of your dreams?
  • What is you biggest goal in life at the moment?
  • What was one of your major failures?
  • What are three things you a veery grateful in your life? Why?

  Deep Talk Questions

  • If you could change something about the way you were brought up: What would it be?
  • How was your relationship with your mother and your father?
  • What Do you like about yourself?
  • What are you struggling with? What is not working the way you want it right now in your life? Would you like some support?

  Friendship Questions

  • If you could send a wish to universe: How would be your perfect best friend? What are doing together?
  • Assuming someone is looking for friends in Berlin: What would you recommend to him or her?
  • What was or is your best friendship? Tell a bit about it …
  • A spaceship is landing on earth. They are on a research mission to find out what friendship is. What do you tell our visiting aliens?

🌴 Loneliness

There is a whole article about loneliness in German. Some people use Google Translate to read it.

But in short: Loneliness often is not about being alone. Mostly, loneliness is about being surrounded by people but not having meaningful conversation and contact.

Therefore, I want to facilitate that conversations can go deeper quickly.

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