Sometimes all you need to get a good discussion going is a "launch pad". There is tons of great content out there that create great speaking material. I am sharing some of my favourite "go to's" for breaking the ice or even getting down right philosophical. I try to stay away from conversation prompts that are too litigious. I look for topics that can interest almost anyone. If you use videos, articles or podcasts, you might want to check out my Tell Back and Questions by Cognitive Skill tutorials. These techniques are a good way to deepen the pedagogical impact of the conversation and make sure that you get everyone's full attention (there is no room for doing your shopping list when someone else is talking).