Yet again we must remember that the leading questions of a European inquirer may furnish a savage with a thread on which to string answers which the questions themselves have suggested.
You said they are all based on using leading questions.
Avoid bragging or talking a lot about yourself - you'll sound most intelligent if you ask leading questions (that can't be answered "yes" or "no") and then shut up and listen to their reply.
If she is tentative about starting the conversation than ask her leading questions like, "What was your favorite vacation?" or "What would your perfect day look like?"
Only ask leading questions like "How was your day?" if you have time to listen without making her feel rushed.