Small Talk a Problem? Try These Tips to Help Get the Ball RollingSmall talk can be a big problem. I want to be friendly and polite, but sometimes I just can’t think of a thing to say.

So what do you do when you’re in a situation where a little small talk will go a long way?

Here are some strategies I try when my mind is a blank…

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Small Talk a Problem? Try These Tips to Help Get the Ball Rolling

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  1. I’m happy you phrased item #3 as you did.

    These days, asking “where are you working?” or “what do you do” is likely to open a can of worms (I was laid off and I’m still looking for work.)

    • Yes, work is a bad choice as a topic of conversation nowadays! Several of my good friends have recently been laid off. It’s better to go with something less personal. Besides, too many personal questions are definitely off-putting.

  2. Having searched for new ways to “get the ball rolling” I came accross your article. I like it a lot. It sort of gives a great overview on the various area that can be touched.
    For others reading, this is a list with more “use-ready” examples: https://www.smalltalkprofessional.com/blog/15-conversation-starters

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