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A Quick Guide to Making Small Talk Whenever and Wherever You Are

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Many of us already found it difficult to engage in small talk. However, as social activities restart following the epidemic era of isolation, more people are finding it difficult to strike up a discussion. Even with old acquaintances, re-entering social discourse might be intimidating when we’ve been socially isolated for a long time. There is nothing wrong with feeling uncomfortable right now if you were used to being comfortable before the pandemic struck.

Practicing our communication skills has been a long time coming, so it’s understandable that we might be a little nervous about what we’ll be discussing. We’re all working together to reintegrate ourselves back into society. The following techniques can help you get back into the groove of socialising in our ‘new normal’ even if your small chat is rusty.

Find a Point of Agreement

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If you want to start a conversation with someone, whether it’s an old friend or a new acquaintance, the golden rule is to find something you have in common. When there is a lot of debate about vaccines, safety measures, and politics, sticking to topics that you know both parties are interested in will not only keep them engaged, but it will also avoid conflict. “How do you know (the party hosts)?” or “How do you like the food/drinks?” are fantastic conversation starters.

You can use Ketel One Botanical anywhere you are drinking and mingling to build common ground and elevate the occasion. A Botanical Spritz cocktail or Vodka Spritz can are both excellent and fresh tasting ways to enjoy it (and has no carbs, no sugar, no artificial flavours or sweeteners). It’s bound to get people talking.

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 Keep the Mood Upbeat with small talk

Mood Upbeat With Small Talk

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Keep the discourse upbeat and positive. We’re all in need of a laugh, especially in the wake of last year’s pandemic. Someone else’s reality may be quite different from your own. Consider using the coronavirus as a starting point for a discussion about the other people in the group. Inquire whether anyone has taken up any new hobbies or ventures, or if they’ve learnt any new cooking techniques.

Your personal life, how you’ve acclimated to working from home, what TV shows you’ve been watching, and any holidays or travels you’ve planned should be the focus of your email. If you’ve learnt to cook or read a new book during the pandemic, or if you’ve done other activities to keep yourself occupied, share them with others.

Be aware of your body language

Be Aware Of Your Body Language

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Don’t forget that your body language conveys a lot of information. Making eye contact and smiling are simple actions that express positive listening responses that might stimulate additional conversation. Never feel obligated to participate in a conversation if you aren’t comfortable talking about it. A non-confrontational topic should be approached with calm composure.

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How do I make small talk fast?

Here are eight tips to master the art of small talk.
Reduce anxiety. Introverts may approach small talk with anxiety, ranging from slight apprehension to debilitating dread. …
1. Be purposeful. …
2. Channel your curiosity. …
3. Ask questions. …
4. Add juicy tidbits. …
5. Deepen the conversation. …
6. Recognize cues. …
7. Be kind to yourself.

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