Small talk: At a baseball game

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Small talk: At a baseball game

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Your company is doing business with AT&T headquartered in Atlanta. AT&T invites you to an Atlanta Braves baseball game. You meet a few people who work for AT&T and then sit down to watch the game. A woman wearing a New York Yankees baseball shirt and a Yankees cap sits down next to you. After the Yankees fan sits down, she asks, "Mind if I sit here?"

If you want to make small talk, what is an open-ended question you could ask that shows you are interested in the person? Please reply to this post with your question or questions. I will give you some feedback to let you know how well you do.

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Hi!
Sure, sit doun please.Your shirt not problem for me and my new friends.
I think you're a real fan of the New York Yankees. How offten you come fot the games?

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Hello again Marina :D
Marina wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 8:38 am
Hi!
Sure, sit doun please.Your shirt not problem for me and my new friends.
I think you're a real fan of the New York Yankees. How offten you come fot the games?
Sure, sit down please.Your shirt is great. I think you're a real fan of the New York Yankees. How often you come to the games?

:idea: Try a question that makes the other person reveal something more personal.

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First, i answer "No, go ahead" for her question.

Then i will compliment her
"your shirt is great. It looks you are a big fan of the New York Yankees."

Later, ask her some questions
"How did you become their fan?" ( = the New York Yankees)
"What do you love most of them?"
"Can you tell me your wonderful memories about them?"

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Sure, take a seat. I see you are a big fan of Yankee. Do you think they have chances to win today? Where did you buy a cup, I like it.

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yes, is not a problem even that we are fans to different teams, we would share the same seat. :D

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Which player is your favorite player?
How often do you go to watch plays?
what about your family?Are they all fans of this team?

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Good quetions :!:
yuri.dao wrote:
Wed May 17, 2017 6:25 pm
First, i answer "No, go ahead" for her question.

Then i will compliment her
"your shirt is great. It looks you are a big fan of the New York Yankees."

Later, ask her some questions
"How did you become their fan?" ( = the New York Yankees)
"What do you love most of them?"
"Can you tell me your wonderful memories about them?"
"How did you become a Yankees fan?" :arrow: "their fan" is probably OK as long as you are already talking about the Yankees
"What do you love most about them?"
"Can you tell me your best memories about them?"

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Re: Small talk: At a baseball game

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Hello :D
TetianaM wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Sure, take a seat. I see you are a big fan of Yankee. Do you think they have chances to win today? Where did you buy a cup, I like it.
Sure, take a seat. I see you are a big fan of the Yankees. Do you think they have a chance to win today? Where did you buy your cap, I like it.

These questions require very short answers:

Do you think they have a chance to win today? :arrow: Yes
Where did you buy your cap? :arrow: At Yankees.com

Try to think of some more open questions.

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