You're meeting a friend of a friend for the first time. "Sally meet Aliya. Aliya meet Sally."
I'll throw down twenty bucks on the bet that the first question out of the gate is, "So what do you do?" Surprisingly people almost always fall into two categories:
- They assume the other person won't understand or care about what they do for work so they blurt out the shortest description possible trying to move the conversation along.
- The others are the ramblers. They explain and explain some more until the other person nods and smiles so much they almost fall asleep.
I wouldn't recommend either of these options. To figure out a better way, that feels natural to execute, I created a quick little video for you.