There is no law that says you have to stick to the plan all the time — so today, why don’t you stir things up a little bit? Pick a controversial topic and ask someone smart what they think about it. So what if you accidentally push one of their buttons and set them off on a rant? It will be entertaining, and even a little bit educational. You will also get a glimpse into a different side of their personality. Hearing people’s opinions is a great way to build your relationship with them.