Friday, May 29, 2009

Ideas on starting a conversation?

I've been having a heck of a time bringing up what I do in a discussion with friends and family. I don't want to sound pushy or annoying.

How does everyone else bring it up in conversations??

I have been losing inches so it is noticeable and I get the odd comment which does bring it up and I go from there.. but it's hard to just bring it up out of the blue.

Any ideas or advice?

Britt Raposo


  1. Britt you have to figure out a catchy 'line'. when I did scrapbooking, when people asked me what I did I would say: "I help people take their photos out of boxes, drawers and off their cameras and put them into memerable photosafe albums... where are your photos?" that was an easy conversation opener because I was asking an open ended question, not a yes or no. KWIM?!

  2. Yeah I think friends and family are the hardest! Sometimes it's just best to wait until they ask what you've been doing, or what about bringing it up like "I'm just feeling so great these days now that I've released some weight and it's summer etc" Then hope they they ask how you did it and then lead in to it?! Or when they ask how you are say you're really excited about your new business because it's changing people's lives, that's bound to prompt a what are you doing question! I think the important thing is to always talk about your experience and not ask if they want to do it too. Your passion and results will attract the people who are interested.

  3. Give yourself greater credit Britt, when you are around family & friends, they already LOVE it is natural for you to want to tell them what you are doing & how it is impacting your life.
    Just be you.
    Your passion for life & what you are doing will shine through.
    Not everyone will "get it" but that's not your issue, it's theirs :)