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Thread: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

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    Default Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    I've read through one of the other elevator opener threads and I liked what I saw for the most part. I think whole, 'mention how it's awkward' type opener.

    The problem I'm having with these is that I work in an office in Downtown Chicago, and all the elevators in my building are super fast. Seriously, get to the 16th floor in less than 10 seconds.

    I know the 14th floor has plenty of HB's that work on it. And I'm always riding the elevator with 1 or more of them, I just don't how to open them, and spark their interest.

    Any ideas?


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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    Dude, an elevator, a bar, the street, no matter where you are, the idea of approach is the same. The three things you need to do is have confidence, be observant of details, and be natural.

    Confidence comes with approaching. Right now, you are just giving yourself an excuse to not even approach any of these women. Did you know that it takes the brain at least one second to develop a reason why you shouldn't do something? That is why when you see the opportunity, you need to just pounce on it without even thinking. The more you delay, the less of a chance you have.

    If you want to open correctly in public, you have just got to be natural and be observant of details. You're in a fast elevator, I can think of several openers, ranging from the Droopy elevator reference in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, to commenting on how her shoes look. Of course you may come up with something else using your own noggin, but the more mechanical you are, the harder it is going to be to try and get any progress done. It's just going to end up where you stutter and are not able to say anything as your ten seconds burns up right in front of you.

    Oh, and one last IMPORTANT tip for you: be careful about flirting in the workplace. The bosses don't like it, and word can spread fast among the cubicles. Keep it to light flirting and banter, but try to take it out of the workplace when you can.
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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    Try this:

    "Do you believe that people can read minds? I do...I am going to go out on a limb and guess that you're going up ( or down depending on the direction of the elevator)? Say it in a confident, cocky voice.

    You'll get a laugh out of her because you're stating the obvious direction the elevator is heading in. Tell her that she is cute and you want to continue this conversation. Get her number. It will take 10 to 15 seconds.

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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    I'll take this advice and use it as soon as I can, some days are better than others in terms of who's on the elevators and who's not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Oh, and one last IMPORTANT tip for you: be careful about flirting in the workplace. The bosses don't like it, and word can spread fast among the cubicles. Keep it to light flirting and banter, but try to take it out of the workplace when you can.
    This part is really a non-issue. We have several different companies who work in the same building on various floors, so these HB's aren't in my company at all.

    -EightBall

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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    "You work here too?" Since you already know they work there you can generate some guaranteed common ground.

    Conversations typically flow after that common ground has been established...Sort of like two Laker fans who just met.
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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    If you walk into an elevator full of people you don't know, let the doors close behind you and face everyone and stare. Then say, "You're probably wondering why I've gathered you all here" with a huge smirk. (Totally kidding but would be funny)
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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    :In Bane Voice: "I'm going to crash this elevator, with no survivors!"
    If she's seen the most recent batman you're golden.
    If she hasn't you're probably looking at jail time.

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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jts3443 View Post
    :In Bane Voice: "I'm going to crash this elevator, with no survivors!"
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    Ummm, yea, how about we just put that one away for your friends.

    Shoreguy's is decent. It's good for a group interaction, but it's a typical joke meant only to get a quick laugh. With only ten seconds to get something going in an elevator, you will need something much more individualized.

    Jafari brings up some good points. Breaking that common ground is very important, and not everything has to be funny. If you just turn around and whip out that opener with a smile, that will be more than enough to get you anything.
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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    I don't care what swagman says the Bane line is MONEY

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    Default Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?

    ask her how scary it would be if the elevator suddenly stopped and the lights went out.


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