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Awkward conversations

At a party or conference where small talk with someone nearby becomes awkward:

  • excuse yourself to get a drink/coffee.
  • say “It’s nice talking to you, but I have to talk to someone before they leave.”
  • if your conversation is on the phone, end it by saying, “I’d love to catch up, but I have somewhere to be.” 

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  1. Figure out the real issue before you speak to your supervisor. 
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