Sort your hatred of ‘small talk’

What is ‘small talk’? Why do we do it?

Having been thrust unexpectedly into the company of brilliant celebrities (..) her speech has absolutely deserted her! Lillian Eichler 1922.

How to do ‘small talk’ well.

1. Make it about them.

2. Spot the portal to ‘big talk’.

3. Use the environment.

“never make small talk when you’re nervous: you’ll end up saying something really stupid.”

Internally utilise your detective alter-ego when feeling nervous in a social interaction situation — it will calm your nerves.

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