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Full text of "WHAT TO SAY AFTER YOU SAID "HELLO"?"

WORDS THAT SEDUCE 



Enjoy Enticing Conversations 




AFTER THE FIRST "HELLO" 



I wonder if you recently reflected on this weird situation: to know there is no such thing as a "best pickup 
line a man can use" and yet thinking to yourself how to start up a conversation with that gorgeous girl that 
you are watching. 

So what do you say as an intro? - Or, in other words: 

■ How to make a good impression? 

■ How to make her feel good and happy? 

■ How to make her talk back to you when you 
say something? 

■ How to find the subjects she is interested 
in? 

You know you have to be enthousiast, friendly, 
interested, sufficiently good looking, assertive, fun 
and smart. . . Men tend to focus on the verbal skills 
or tricks that will allow them to make contact. 
However, statistics teach that the initial - and often 
definitive - impression is based in the first place on 
appearance and body language(55%). What you say 
accounts only for 7% of the impact you make. How 
you say it, for 38%. 

Therefore, the first thing to do is: try to make eye 
contact, even if only for a fraction of a second. If, 
after the first contact, your target does not look back 
to you, you know that the battle may be lost even 
before it's begun. But let's assume she did look 
back. So, you decide to make your move. 

Contrary to what you may have been thinking, the 
perfect opening line is easy enough to find: 

it does not really matter at all. 

You can say almost anything you want, as long as you do it in a friendly way. 

If a girl is interested in you, she won't care about what you say. What does matter is that you make your 
move before somebody else runs away with her. 




How to go about it, is described in some detail in my files about flirting and dating: 

■ succesful flirting and dating 

■ elementary guide for flirting and dating 

■ the incredible power of words. 

■ Hypnotic communication 

which you will find on www.slideshare.net/jaimelavie 
and on www.lulu.com (query= Dean Amory). 








What follows are some opening questions. 

It is a good idea to have more than one opening line in your sleeve. You may need the second to restart the 
conversation if the first one does not trigger the conversation. 

A safe way to open a conversation is asking a general question that is directly related to the 
environment where you are, or making a neutral statement and end by asking the other 
person's opinion: 

Hi, what's up? 

Hi, lovely day, insn't it? 

Hi, how do you like the weather today? 

Bit crowded here, isn't it? 

Not much lively here tonight, eh? 

Hi, how do you like the band? 

Are you also waiting for the bus to . . . 

Looks like the train is going to be late again. 

Nice music, isn't it? 

Shopping time again? 

Sigh ... I shall be glad when this week is over! And 

you? 

You can smoothen the approach with a neutral pre- 
opening: 

■ Sorry, do you have a light for my cigarette? 

■ Sorry, can you tell me what time it is? 

A simple "yes" or "no" need not be a bad sign, but the longer 
and more personal the answer, the easier it will be to continue 
the conversation and the better your chances are. The best 
answer you can expect is personal, informative and ending 
with a question. 



Asking somebody for advice or help is another great way for opening a conversation: 

■ Excuse me; What do you think of this t-shirt, should I buy it? I'm not very good at the whole fashion 
thing 

■ I'm sorry, I'm new in town and can't find my way around; Could I have directions to the best ...?" 

■ Do you know at what time is the next bus to . . . 

■ Long time no see! 

You shouldn't really think that your words must be the start of a flirtation. 

Nope: all they need to convey is your interest and your desire to start a conversation. In this way you save 

everybody the risk of causing offence and the humiliation of a direct rejection in case the chemistry just isn't 

there. 

At the start her body-language will teach you more about your chances of success than the actual reply: is 
she nodding, smiling, leaning forward, taking on an open posture, . . . ? 



Distinct advantages for you are: 



Being a good listener: 

Finding ways to compliment in a pleasing way 

Confirming her in how and what she is 

Giving positive, empatic feedback 

Teasing her 

Showing some sense of humour, making her smile 



Here are some examples of good follow-up lines which will help you to keep the conversation 
going- 




May I join you? 

That's a nice jacket you are wearing 

That colour really suits you 

You look lovely 

I love the way you smile 

You have beautiful hair 

You have fantastic legs. 

I love the way you dance / move 

I'd like to buy you a drink 

I hear you know a lot about this subject, are you studying ...? 

How is it that you know so much about 



Some qualify the following follow-up lines as bad : 



So, what do you do for work? 

What's your sign? 

Excuse me, but I think you just dropped something (showing pen, . . .) 

Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? 

Are you seeing somebody? / Are you married? 



(too serious) 
(cliche) 
(boring) 
(stupid) 
(too serious) 



At all times, though : what matters most is how she responds. If she says "thank you, sir"s and turns away, 
then she's definitely not interested. But if she thanks you, smiles and gets funny, you're in. 



It may be a good idea to stick for a while to the opening subject: 




It's non treatening, less conspiscious and 
therefore raising less resistance 

It's always a good idea to listen actively to 
what other people have to say 

Allows for a strategical retreat: nothing has 
happened yet. 

You can learn a lot from her reactions, without 
having to reveal much of yourself. 



Only after you are convinced that you're in, can you use one of these "pick-up lines" that are 
often mistakingly advertised as first-contact starters: 

Can I borrow a quarter? I want to call my mom and tell her I 
just met the girl of my dreams. 

Are you religious? Because you look like the answer to my 
prayers. 

Can you give me directions. . .to your heart? 

Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? 

Did they just take you out of the oven? Because you're hot! 

Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? 

Do you have a map? I just got lost in your eyes. 

Do you know why the sky is so gray? All the blue is in your 
eyes. 

Do your legs hurt from running through my dreams all night? 

Don't stop! I don't usually get to see beauty in motion. 



Why not use these lines as opening lines? 

They require that a positive, playful mood is already present. 

Make sure you pick a line that is suitable and to say it in an amused and 

amusing way! 



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Because you want to build a conversation, it is good to end answers with a question: 



I think, . . . and you? 
How about you? 
Are you also going? — 
How do you do this? 
Where did you find it? 
What do you think of? 



coming? 



Open questions make it easy for the other to take their part in the conversation: 

These are questions which begin with : who, what, where, why, when or how 
Open questions cannot be dealt with by simply answering yes or no. 



An other interesting kind of questions to get the ball rolling are: probing questions: 

Interesting - Specifically what kind of . . . do you mean? 

Great - Can you tell a little bit more about it? 

What exactly do you mean by that? 

That's interesting - Can you go into some more detail on that? 

I see - And what is your personal opinion about . . .? 




Or reflective questions, which echo the statement the other just made: 

She: "No, thank you, but there is no time for that now." You: No time? 

You can first summarize what the other just said, to show that we are interested, and then guide the 
conversation with a new question: 

I see ... is important to you, what else is high on your list of priorities? 
I totally agree that . . . ., what else do you have on your mind? 
I understand that , what else is important to you? 



Remember : 

If you fail to prepare, 
You are preparing to fail! 



Two out of many interesting links that you can find at { HYPERLINK 
"http://www.5min.com" } : 

Starting a conversation with a girl 
First date conversation starters 



BALANCING THE CONVERSATION 




When your intention is to build a real, interactive, conversation, to which both parties contribute, you should 
not be afraid to do more than your part at the start. Yet, it's equally important to avoid personal 
interrogation. What you have to do is to ask the right questions, knowing things will then almost always 
flow nicely. 

When you meet new people, always try to keep the questions simple, fun and light hearted. The intention is 
to have a good conversation and get to know the person beyond what they do for a living. 

The best way to make somebody tell about his/her life, is to ask questions which will 
encourage them to talk about themselves in "an unusual, Quirky way". 



The best way to approach a conversation is to forget about flirting and seducing, but to see it as an 
opportunity to learn. If you find out that your conversation-partner is interested in playing cardgames, and 
you are not, then why not say - 'Interesting - tell me, what makes playing card games so interesting or 
exciting for you, as I don't get it'. The purpose is not to argue the benefits of playing card games, but to 
have a passionate discussion about a subject that is of special interest to them. 

People are usually very quick when it comes to form an impression about somebody they meet. For 
instance: about a third of the speed dates are actually over within the first 30 seconds. In fact, 45 % of 
women and 22 % of men come to a decision within 30 seconds. 



If you get a good conversation going, you might check for an opportunity to continue the 
conversation elsewhere or at another time: 

■ I'd love to talk a bit more with you about this subject, but my train is due any minute now. Can we 
meet again to continue this conversation? 

■ This is real fun, but I wonder if you are free to continue this conversation. Do you have to go 
somewhere right now? 

■ Would you like telling me a bit more about . . . over a warm cup of coffee? 



GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONVERSATION 




Once you have started up a conversation, you 
may want to use some of the techniques 
described at some length in my files about 
flirting and dating: 

■ succesful flirting and dating 

■ elementary guide for flirting and dating 

■ the incredible power of words. 

■ Hypnotic communication 

which you will find on 
www.slideshare.net/jaimelavie and on 
www.lulu.com (query = Dean Amory). 



REMEMBER : 

A FIRST DATE IS SUPPOSED TO BE LIGHTHEARTED. IT IS NOT 
ABOUT FACTS, IT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE AN INTERROGATION. 
IT'S WAY TOO EARLY ALSO TO DECIDE ABOUT A LONG TIME 
RELATIONSHIP. IT SHOULD SIMPLY BE ABOUT HAVING A GOOD 
TIME, SHARING QUALITY TIME TOGETHER AND HAVING FUN 



Questions for finding out about your date: 

What is your dream job? 

Where are you from (originally)? 

What is the one thing about yourself that you would like me to know? 

What are you most proud about? 

What do you consider your best attributes? 

If you could travel back through time, what single mistake would you correct in life? 

Describe yourself in five words. 

How would your best friend describe you? 

What adjective would a close friend use to describe you? Friendly or idiotic 

Where do you see yourself in three years time? 

What makes you happy /sad/angry? 

What makes you laugh? 

What is your favourite word and why? 

When did you last do something that made you feel really good? - and what was it? 

What colour best describes your personality - and why? 

What are you most passionate about? 

If you have friends coming for supper what would you cook? 

For take out would you order Chinese or fish and chips? 

What's your favourite wine? 

What song best sums you up and why? 

What's the most reckless / adventurous thing you've ever done? 

What is your ideal holiday destination? 

What place do you want to visit most? 

Is religion important to you? 

Do you have children? 

What, according to your best friend is your most annoying habit? 

Who are the most important people in your life? 

Do you follow politics? Are you a Democrat or a Republican? 

What is your most treasured possession and why? 

Do you believe a cup is half empty or half full? 

You have got six months to live, what will you do (first)? 

Who was your hero, as a child? 



What's in the boot of your car at the moment? 

Which was the first crush you ever had? 

Which T.V. program would you never miss? 

What is your favorite season of the year and why? 

Do you believe in reincarnation? 

If you were on Survivor what would be the one thing you would take as your luxury item? 

Who could you have been in a previous life? 

Were you a mod, a rocker, a punk, a soul dude/diva or did you follow any other trend? 

A special kind of questions are these in which you offer a multiple choice: 




You're cooking dinner for a friend and you 
accidentally burn the main course. 
What do you do? 

a. Cook another main course; 

b. Own up to the mistake and order a pizza; 

c. Say you've changed your mind and go out for 
dinner? 

How would the following be rated in an ideal 
vacation: 

a. Reading and relaxing 

b. Excursions 

c. Shopping 

d. Dining and Shows 

e. Exercise and Adventure 

f. Museums 



Which of the following would your ex be most 
likely to prescribe for you: 

a. caffeine 

b. alcohol 

c. testosterone 

d. Prozac 

e. a vibrator / sexdoll 



Which date is most appealing? 

a. Cappuccino's at the local bookstore 

b. Beer and hotdog's at a ballgame 

c. 4 Star dinner followed by dancing at the latest hotspot 

d. Martini's with appetizers before the Blue Man Group 



Discover how (s)he looks at Relationships : 




Tell me a little bit about your family. 

Do you believe in love at first sight? (is he/she a romantic person?) 

When was your last relationship and how long did it last? 

Why Did you Break up with your Last Partner? 

What is your idea of love? 

What are the most important things you're looking for in a person? 

What do you look for in a husband/wife? 

List 3 interests you would like a partner to share with you? 

What do you think is the most important value in a relationship? 

Do you want to marry or have you ever been married? 

Do you like / do you want / do you have children? 

Suppose if we got into a big fight or argument, what would you do to solve 
the issue? 

Is sexual compatibility important to you? 

On a scale of 1-10, rank the importance of sex to a relationship 

Do you have any 'happily married' friends or are they just married? 



Finding out about hobbies and interests: 

What kind of music do you like? 

What was the last CD you bought? 

What is your favourite film? 

What kind of movies do you like? 

Who is your favourite actor/actress? - sportsman/-woman? 

What is your favourite TV programme? 

What do you do for fun? / What do you like to do in your spare time? 

Are you a bookworm or an outdoorsy person? 

What is your favorite sporting activity? 

Are you a night owl or early bird? 

Are you more of a city or country person? 

What book are you reading at the moment? / What is the last book you read? 

What did you do last weekend? 

How do you usually spend your Sundays? 

Do you keep pets? 



Fun Questions: 



What three things would you take with you to a desert island? 

If you could be granted three wishes, what would they be? 

Is there anything you've always wanted to do, but haven't had the chance? 

If your friends compared you to an animal, which animal would it be? 

What animal would you most like to be? 

Have you ever flirted to get a better deal? 

What's the daggiest worse item of clothing you have worn? 

If you could hang out with any celebrity for a whole day, who would you choose? 



What's the most unusual thing you know how to do? 

If you had to be someone else for a day, who would you be and why? 

If you could invite anyone, dead or alive, to dinner, who would it be? 

Which famous people would you invite to your perfect dinner party? And why? 

If you won the lottery how would you spend it? 

If you were given £1,000 tomorrow, what would you spend it on? 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 

What time in history would you have liked to be born in and why? 

If you were to star in a movie, what kind of film would it be and who would be your co-star? 

If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play you? 

What would be the title of your biography? 

What is your favourite takeaway meal? 

Do you have any bad habits? 

Do you snore? 

Do you have a party trick? 

What's your best joke? 

Aliens have landed and selected you to visit their home planet. Do you go with them? 




SOURCES: 



The questions listed above are a summary of what can be found in various articles about speed dating 
published on the internet. As you can easily find out for yourself, it is remarkable how many sites suggest 
the exact same questions. 

The text preceding these questions is based on various articles about dating and on the contenance of a 
variety of business-conversation and sales courses. 



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yourself, they teach you how to negotiate, how to be persuasive, how to go for win-win situations which 
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