People in conversation

Sample Connecting Questions

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Open your dialogue or meeting with a connecting question before diving into the topic or agenda. Good connecting questions should be an invitation for people to be known better in the ways people they want to be known.

These questions should be an opportunity to share something new, break a stereotype, humanize one another, and be the first step toward a deeper relationship.

This resource provides a set connecting questions. They can—and should!—be adapted as needed to meet your purposes and context.