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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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