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10 steps to mastering the art of small talk

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Ugh. Small talk. Even just the thought of it evokes a certain kind of anxiety in me. 

If you’re like me, a normal human being who has had small talk, you probably know that feeling.

But here’s the thing: small talk isn’t actually all that bad. At least, it shouldn’t be.

Mastering the art of small talk can be beneficial for a lot of things in your life: from your professional life, social life, down to your personal relationships. 

Interested to learn more? Read on to find out the 10 steps to mastering the art of small talk!

1) Stay informed

Starting small talk can be tricky, especially in person. 

You definitely can’t just ask them, ‘wyd’ or ‘’sup’ as this can often seem insincere and makes you look like an uninteresting person.

However, the wonderful thing about small talk is that you can talk about literally anything under the sun. 

If you’re not skilled in the art of small talk, choosing a topic can be tricky. 

For starters, you can try to inform yourself about current events, the weather, maybe the most popular netflix show at the moment, or even the hottest trends in fashion. These are very common and easy topics to talk about during small talk. 

Knowing who you’re talking to might also help you choose topics that might interest them. However, if you don’t know them, being observant might help start the conversation. 

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