Story Trek Trending: Conversation Starters with Todd and Bela
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Story Trek Trending Premieres January 22 at 9 ET | 6 PT!

Coming just in time to shake the midwinter blues, it's BYUtv's newest show, Story Trek Trending!

Host Todd Hansen is joined by co-host Bela Erekson to open up a whole new method of story-finding. Each episode focuses on a single trending topic, and Todd and Bela explore the experiences of the people who make or break the fad. It's Story Trek with an exciting pop-culture twist.

So mark your calendar and get ready to dive in deep!

Conversations Starters

The hardest part of a conversation is knowing where to start! Thankfully, Todd and Bela, the experts on the subject, have some advice to make breaking the ice a little easier.

Advice from Todd

  • It's perfectly fine to start with a direct question. Ask people "What's your name?" "What's your story?"
  • Then listen and care!
  • Most importantly, be genuine. People can tell if you really want to know their story or if you're just asking.

Advice from Bela

  • Gauge people around you and be sensitive to their needs—starting a conversation is situational. Not everyone is in a good position to have a long talk all the time. But some people are, so look out for those people.
  • Memorize a person's name immediately, then use their name in your next question. Then they'll know you were listening!

Try these tips out for yourself and let us know what you think! You can connect with Story Trek Trending on Instagram or Facebook.

More with the Hosts

Learn more about Bela and Todd in this exclusive interview!

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