Another thing that people enjoy is to be asked about something they know about. People love to give out information, Tamara, - why I am doing it right now.
Another thing they like to do, is small favors, once they get to know that you, Tamara, are an expert at what you do or you have a great product, they will want to share that information with others.
A script should never sound scripted. If you can't feel natural saying it, say it some other way.
If you ask that 100 times, you will get a couple of people. The best response is, "Yeah, I was?! This must be fate."
I've done a lot of sales training in my days for a variety of industries. The purpose of a script is to be prepared and provide confidence. Set up your script as a flow chart at first. Anticipate all the possible answers (objections). If you ask this and they answer that, you say this. Roll play and learn to be natural. Don't follow it word for word but say the concept.
1) Adapt it to fit your personality
2) Be natural - in your expressions and voice communications
3) Be forthright and assertive so people understand what you are asking, and reinforce you are listening to their needs....90% listening, 10% you talking, and 70% of that reinforcing what the other person is saying.
I agree you don't want to sound like you are reading a script. If you practice, you'll make it your own.