Use the FORD Technique to Make Small Talk Easier
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 for each category, keep them saved in your memory bank, and you should be able to start up a lasting conversation with anyone you meet.
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