Don’t Be Afraid To Go To Parties!
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Do you hate small talk? Most people do… myself included. If you are heading to a party/gathering this upcoming Spring/Summer – be prepared for the inevitable small talk that awaits you.
But, don’t despair! There is something you can do to make small talk a little easier for yourself and for others too.
Bring (or wear) a conversation starter.
A conversation starter is a “unique to you” item that helps you stand out from others. Why are conversation starters so helpful? Because they give others a springboard for a conversation with you.
Examples of conversation starter pieces:
- a flower in your hair
- a Pandora bracelet with unique charms
- a bright purple neck scarf (I find purple to be a very welcoming colour)
- shoes with an Elvis head sculptured into the heel (yes, I’ve seen these…and I am so sad that I didn’t buy them!)
- a jacket that says “Ecuador” across the front (or any other place you are enthusiastic about)
Interested in becoming a Small Talk pro? Join us for “The Art of Small Talk” on Saturday May 13th. Details and tickets here: Tickets – Art of Small Talk
The best part of improving your small talk skills is that the next time you go to a party, you won’t have to worry about the same old, boring small talk. I am so tired of talking about the weather!
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