48 Questions That'll Make Small Talk Easier
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If you often find yourself participating in small talk about topics you have no interest in or have already discussed to exhaustion, the solution may be asking people unexpected, thought-provoking questions that can’t be answered with a simple yes or no.
It’s a good idea to have stock questions so you don’t have to think them up in the moment.
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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...
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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Thin-slicing is when we take a mental snapshot of someone...
Choose ONE word from this list of adjectives or pick your own to fill in the blank. When people first meet me, they think I am_____
Did you pick a positive word? Or a negative word? You have to know where you stand now to move to where you want to be.
The most important thing to do for giving a good impression is to set your intention. Right now pick your ideal first impression word. When people first meet me, I want them to see me as_______.
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