Notice their area code and make a comment, google the area code if you need to. “Hey, I see your area code is Dallas, is that where you are from or is that where you live?” Awesome, I have friends that live there, or, I’ve always wanted to visit, or, I was just there for a team event not too long ago” Say something that sounds natural to loosen it up a bit.
The stats these days between Inbound and Outbound Marketing are rather staggering. Marketing has evolved over the years. Especially with the advent of social media and content marketing, people no longer rely on advertisements (or 'outbound marketing') to learn about new products, services or opportunities. The new marketing communication (or 'inbound marketing') has become a two-way dialogue and much of this is facilitated by social media.