The term opening is from Old English openung "act of opening" (a door, mouth, etc.), "disclosure, manifestation," verbal noun from present participle of open (v.). Meaning "vacant space, hole, aperture, doorway" is attested from c. 1200. Meaning "act of opening (a place, to the public)" is from late 14c. Sense of "action of beginning (something)" is from 1712.
As an opening make your first ask a give. Am I doing everything I can to create conversations? Opening first. Move away from obscurity and into familiarity. Find an opening with your customer and walk through the door.
Opening outside, creating a disclosure, act of beginning