Listen to these sentences at the Talking People Podcast: Useful Language. Communicative Strategies 2
Inviting People to Speak
So what do you think?
Do you like that?
Do you agree with that?
Are you OK? Are you alright?
Would you like to say something? (Using "anything" would be less welcoming)
We're running out of time and X hasn't had the chance to speak yet.
Listen to X, please.
Are you following?
Would you like something to drink?
Hey, we're not allowing X to speak! Come on...
Did you ever have this experience?
Did you ever go through something similar?
What do you mean?
What sort of thing?
What does that involve?
Why do you say that?
What do you think?
How come? (Why?)
More: Check out also "Useful Language - Conversations - Problem-solving, Reaching Agreements, Moving On, Recaps"