Making Small Talk
Here's some valuable Small talk Tips!
Establish rapport through small talk.
Out of "no-where" start conversations.
Keep interesting small talk going.
Gentle topics changing.
Small talk "stoppers".
Small talk confidence.
As we all know , most people are poor listeners, especially when it came to making small talk, we just love talking, as we say in Australia, "we can talk under wet cement!"
See also Australian Slang .
Small talk creates a friendly atmosphere.
Someone defines small talk as a gentle soft conversation, avoiding "no go" subjects or sensitive issues!
Are you also
Most of us are, did you know?
If you are, you may even think making small talk is a total waste of time, after all have a look at some of the replys from "bloggers"!, "Waste,idiotic,dum,meaningless,unintelligent..." and the comments rolls on, and sometime we feel like them to start with, but quickly changes when we have "hit a soft spot" and suddenly discover a worthwhile relationship,interest,long lost & forgotten relatiojnship! It's exciting!
The-art-of-small-talk is an easy way to get to know someone ,create a positive first impression, and gain self-confidence, and especially overcoming Shyness.
How to create a friendly Zone.
Discussing general-interest subjects such as movies, music, theater, sports, books, food, travel, demonstrates to others that you are amicable & friendly.
When you respond with a few lighthearted even comical(don't overdo it!) comments or ask and answer questions,you are telling the hearer, that you're ready,willing and able to communicate through the-art-of-small-talk.
This willingness is important for other likewise shy people, looking for "go ahead" encouragement signs before consider entering in to small talk conversation.
You're are actually "breakintg the ice" such to speak, and "Let The-art-of-small-talk" begin!
Informal small talk exchange info.
You can personally learn a great deal about your small talk participant in absolute no time!
Let me give an example; the othe day in a small talk excange, wher we spoke about "everything under the sun" to some critic of the-art-of small-talk, it would have been construed as a "dum, meaningles,idiotic waste of breath" talking about,family,work,hobby etc.
But gently changing our conversation to; "so what is your real passion?" This precious person revealed, in the next short span of time, his hidden, soft spot, compassion, apart from his beloved family of course,that he was an author,film-maker,TV soapie script writer with overseas network showing interest in his projects!
All because of applying the-art-of-small-talk! Now we ask,who's the dummie?" Who asked this small suburban store manager, a small talk question So what's your passion?"
The truest power of the-art-of-small-talk in wonderful action!
Small Talk Allows for an Informal Exchange of Basic Information.
Small talk is a confidence-booster because it enables you and your conversational partner to quickly find areas of common interest and helps you choose topics that both of you feel comfortable discussing.
Please respect confidentiality, when making small talk.
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