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10 Best and Worst Small Talk Topics

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Tips For Participating Group Conversations

Always establish eye contact, smile, and introduce yourself first. Then listen and remember the names of the other people in the group.

To remember people's names, focus, repeat the name, think of someone you know with that name, use the name in conversation, and say it again ...

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Making Small Talk

Small talk topics are the best source of conversation between people who don't know each other well. Learning to make small talk can help to build your confidence so that you can be less anxious, make connections, and develop your social skills.

A way to alleviate anxiety is to prepa...

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Notes On Small Talk

  1. The goal of small talk is to build a bridge between people. Subject is irrelevant, as long as you have one.
  2. Focus on what you'd like to learn about others and things you enjoy talking about.
  3. Ask follow-up questions and listen between the lines as well.

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Good Topics For Small Talk

  • Weather: Major weather events or the immediate weather are good picks.
  • Popular and interesting arts and entertainment topics.
  • Sports: good way for strangers to connect. 
  • Daily news: from your city and the world.
  • Family: this...

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Bad Topics For Small Talk

  • Questions about salary are often considered intrusive and inappropriate.
  • Avoid talking about politics and religion, as many have strongly held opinions about it.
  • Sexuality, age, appearance, past relationships and death are also very heartfelt and intimate...

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