More Than the Weather:

Things to Talk About Besides Politics

In and out of the Windy City things can get chilly. We all know to avoid talking about politics and religion in professional settings. Here are some other topics besides the weather to start a conservation in the office or at a networking event:

  • Automobiles (first car, car names, dream car)

  • Books (fav authors, books, genres, libraries)

  • Clubs (Area of Interest, Book, Exercise, Etc.)

  • Cooking, Cookbooks, Recipes, Interesting Grocery Stores or Products

  • Digital Entertainment (Binged Shows, Current Queue, Movies that we’re better than the book, etc.)

  • Gardening (In & Outdoor)

  • Hobbies (Sewing, Woodworking, Painting, etc.)

  • Last time you received a random act of kindness

  • Museums, Architecture, & Cultural Institutions (recent visits, all time favs, etc.)

  • Performing Arts & Concerts

  • Pets (Current, Past, and adorable ones on social media)

  • Physical Activities (Gym, Cycling, Running, Croquet, Walks, etc.)

  • Recent Professional Win (at work, in skill development, or while volunteering)

  • Restaurants (new, type, or neighborhood specific)

  • Sports (Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Chicago Fire, Chicago Sky, Blackhawks, Bulls, etc.)

  • Time or Money Saving Hacks (SpotHero, Groupon, etc.)

  • Vacations (Fav past trips & stay-cations, planned vacation, dream trip)

  • Volunteering (Fav one day and long-term volunteer activities, organizations that receive your philanthropic support)

  • Your fav thing about Chicago

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