Talking About The Weather Gets My Approval
If you have found yourself starting a conversation talking about the weather, don’t worry, it’s not because you lack ideas.
This is how I initially judged myself when I realized I was starting several conversations with my clients asking them about the weather.
How could I talk about such a trite topic, I asked myself.
But over time I have come to realize that there is significance in these seemingly mundane conversations. The weather provides context. It’s a great way to connect with others remotely. In a world where we often communicate through screens and across distances, acknowledging the weather can foster a sense of shared space despite physical separation.
It can also serve as a gateway to talking about frustrations or hopes: a discussion about the weather allows for emotional expression, something that can get lost in work-related meetings.
So next time you find yourself asking, “What’s the weather like where you are?” – don’t judge – embrace it as an opportunity to connect really nicely with that person.
Who else likes to open Zoom calls talking about the weather? Drop me a comment below.
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