8 Tips for making small talk less awkward

Small talk is actually a nice way of communicating, but it can also be really annoying. Find out why here.

  1. Talking about yourself.
  2. Making jokes.
  3. Talking to yourself even if no one wants to listen to you.
  4. Interrupting an interesting group discussion, disturbing the conversation or bringing it to an end.
  5. Having a conversation with someone you know and trust in a group, discussing private stuff and excluding others from the discussion.
  6. Leaving in the middle of a conversation because someone you know has just arrived.
  7. Asking a question but not paying attention to the answer.
  8. Interrupting the person you are talking to and using each word as a cue to chime in.

Renate Birkenstock

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