There are times when you have a few guests at your bar and that too are busy in their phones or watching TV. There is an awkward silence and you are just delivering their orders. Can you feel the same? Want to avoid such situations? So, we have got these best 4 ideas to begin a conversation with your guests in the bar.
It is very important that you greet your guests with a smile and give them the opportunity to start a conversation with you. If they are unable to start a conversation, you can yourself begin with a light question such as “How are you doing?” The answer to this question may help you carry forward your conversation. But, don’t forget the main goal. Give them the drinks menu; tell them about the drinks, your popular cocktail or mocktail. Let them take their time to order and guide them in the best way.
Observe them. This is the best way to begin a conversation. Keep a check on what they have said, what they are wearing or what they are exactly looking for. And, a pro tip for you: Listen more! Listen to what they see and then respond accordingly with a relevant pause. It may be a bit tricky for you to personally connect with a guest while doing your usual job. But, this is what that will separate you from the ordinary, let you earn a few extra percent on the tip line or who knows, it can even let you win you a friend.
Don’t forget your main goal. You have many other things to do than just doing a conversation all day. Our lives intersect in one or the other way. Now that you know something about your one guest and you have the other guest whom you also know, check if you can get them chatting with one another. Once you discover a common topic between them, now you have engaged the two of them, it’s time to move on; either interact with other guest or continue taking care of your bar.
It is one of the easiest ways to connect with your guest. You can easily identify if the person is a sports fan or not. This is the best way to initialize a conversation asking about their favorite team, player or maybe just discussing the match. Also, don’t worry about knowing everything about every game. You just need the chat rolling. Again, be an enthusiastic listener. Just follow the guest’s statement with: “Why do you think that will happen?” If he is a real fan, he will probably expound upon his prediction. It’s not difficult to get the fans started.
If you are not a sports fan, just spend a few minutes reading about the local sports or the popular sports blog, you will have enough knowledge to start a conversation.
Get down there with confidence! With these tips, you can turn a room full of awkward silence into one overflowing with wit and laughter. All it would take is some great tools, a push and a slight leverage. Hope these tips work for you!