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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Parents often assume that their children are oblivious to world events or are too young to understand what it all means. But they live in the same world that we do: they hear and see the news and t...
For children, particularly younger ones, concepts of time, place and distance are not very clear.
Explain that the images they are seeing or stories they have heard are, for the moment, from places far away from here, otherwise, all can seem immediate and frightening. Context and reassurance are crucial.
... with your kids:
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Trying to push the worries out of your head is inherently problematic because to be vigilant about not thinking about something, your brain needs to keep it in mind.
Mindfulness does the opposite by making you aware of your state of anxiousness.
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