That next thing you’re going to say, what’s it for?
Is it to advance the conversation, to get a client, to make them go away, to find intimacy, to share a truth, to ask for help, to offer help, to pass the time, to learn something, to teach something, to build trust…
Talking about the weather is a stall. Stalling has a function, but it’s not the best we can do.
Intention opens the door to forward motion.