05 Dec EP. 105 The Art of Making Small Talk
The Art of Making Small Talk
How many times have you been filled with anxiety ahead of a social or networking event, worried that you won’t know what to say?
Do you find yourself mingling in the corner because you don’t have the perfect icebreaker?
Or worse still, do you simply not go to these events, and potentially miss opportunities to connect with others who could further your career?
Small talk can be a big issue for many of us. In this episode, I share some of the strategies I give my clients so that you too can master the art of small talk, including:
- Be a great listener.
- Be curious about others in the room.
- The event you’re at is the perfect conversation starter.
If you follow these simple tips, you’ll no longer have to rely on the weather, because you will become a small-talk expert in no time!
Here are the highlights from this episode:
(00:46) The gift of the gab
(02:06) You won’t be the only person with sweaty palms
(04:37) Practice makes perfect