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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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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We make judgments about someone’s likeability, trustworthiness and competence after seeing their face for less than a tenth of a second.
Making snap judgments might determine who we vote for....
A happier face conveys trustworthiness. People will consider a smiling face as more trustworthy, warmer and sociable.
Not all is lost if your first impression has not been as good as you hoped. If you can impress someone afterwards, they will often not remember their first impression of you.
Charm is defined as your likability - how pleasant it is to interact with you.
And it is possible to train yourself to be charming.
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