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The FORD technique is a quick and easy method to avoid awkward silences.
FORD is an acronym that stands for: Family, Occupation, Recreation, Dreams.
Think of a couple questions f...
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It’s a brief conversation between you and someone you don’t know very well.
Small talk is an essential stage of a casual conversation, especially in English-speaking cultures.
Use bookmarks to end well. Examples:
After an event ask yourself what went well, what did you learn and who should you follow-up with so you can keep learning and honing your ability.
This can help you identify patterns and remember to follow up on bookmarks, LinkedIn connections and promises.
Use the ‘Bookmarking’ technique to create a deeper connection by adding verbal markers or emphasis to parts of the conversation:
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