Do you find making small talk an awkward chore?
Here’s the real secret to making small talk
Small talk can cover a range of exchanges from when we first meet people at parties, business functions and events or social activities, to the kind of conversations we have with people in the shop, at the school gate, queuing for tickets, waiting for the Pilates class or sporting event to start, any situation in which not to speak seems rude, but knowing what to say seems impossible.
Personal Development Expert Mary Hartley reveals that what you actually say doesn’t matter a great deal as making small talk is less about having a conversation and more about taking part in a social ritual.
She sets out 9 easy steps you can take to make yourself a small talk success.
Mary Hartley is an author and Personal Skills Specialist who has been interviewed in magazines and on radio shows on how to succeed with small talk. She has a blog featuring a wide range of personal development issues at www.maryhartley.com.
She is the author of several books, including The Smart Girl’s Guide To Getting What You Want, How To Listen, How To Cope With Stress At Work, and How To Cope With Anger At Work, which are all available on Amazon.
Her new book, Small Talk Skills, is now available as an ebook worldwide at http://viewBook.at/smalltalk