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Networking Conversation Starters

Need an Icebreaker? Try These Questions

Networking events like the Boomerang celebration are a great way to make new connections and have fun. Try introducing yourself and kicking off the conversation with one of these questions.


  • Have you been to this event before or is this your first time?
  • How are you connected to Navigate Forward?
  • What interested you most about attending this event?


  • What type of work do you do? What do you enjoy most about your line of work?
  • How did you get started in your career?
  • What trends are going on in your industry right now? What are the disrupters? Will AI be a disrupter in your industry?
  • Anyone specific you were hoping to connect with this evening?


  • What have you been doing for fun this summer?
  • Have you enjoyed any trips recently?
  • Where are you from and where do you live now?

Need more inspiration? Check out this article on professional networking by K.C. Foley.

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