Published: 20 Mar 2023
Avoid – this would include introverts who find this uncomfortable. Avoid situations where you might have to small talk.
So, if someone talks about politics for example you can say.
Politics don’t interest me at all, but I can see that you’re passionate about that.
Embrace – can you see it in a different light and make it more interesting for both sides?
Ask better questions and avoid what do you do/where do you come from/is this your first time here?
If someone else kicks off the conversation use “that sounds”……. as a good starting point and then add a describing word for example
That sounds intriguing. What do you like so much about Water Polo?
Add a fact about yourself. I get that. I’m really into Paddle Boarding. This provides an easy in for the other person to ask you something.