02 April 2021
Let's talk? - About what? - About nothing!
If empty talk does not cause you fear or dislike, then you are most likely familiar with the concept of "small talk" - this is an easy, unobtrusive conversation with strangers or unfamiliar people on abstract topics. In general, this is a conversation - just not to be silent ...
The ability to conduct "small talk" is an important tool in communication with people, because how often do we meet our colleague in the elevator, and after a short greeting, we hopefully begin to count down the floors to the exit ...
So, WHY to learn the art of "small talk":
So, WHERE can we face a situation in which we need "small talk"?
In general, in any situation where we usually have nothing to say)
Of course, the hardest part is starting a conversation. The most successful topic for this is ... no, no, not the weather, but a discussion of the place of your meeting, for example:
Also, it will be appropriate to ask questions about the situation you are in:
After a pleasant start, it is worth consolidating the success and continuing the conversation. We work using the FORD technique (in this order it is recommended to conduct a conversation):
F — family
O — occupation
R — recreation
D — dreams
Family question options:
Occupation question options:
Speaking about Recreation, you can ask not only about your interlocutor's hobbies, but also tell about your own:
Dreams, dreams… Who among us doesn't like to dream? For some, such questions will seem the most interesting:
Now you know when and how to have pleasant, unobtrusive conversations. Let’s practice in comments)
Author: Yana Kozyr
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