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You can’t do much about the momentum. If they’re moving fast and you stop them for directions, most of them will give you the minimum. As you get more comfortable and your body language starts to reflect presence and confidence, more of them will be willing to stop. If you ask for complicated directions as I advised above, you’re at least filtering out the ones who can’t slow down long enough to listen to you.
When you say “This is a very friendly city. Do you agree?” be prepared to tell your story regardless of their answer. Just give them enough time to respond, and if it’s a yes or a no, keep going with your story. If they’re receptive to talking, it’s the story that will get a longer reaction, usually some laughter.
I prefer standing sets and seated sets. Walking sets are so much harder.