Making Small Talk Useful

Begin the small talk!Allison Graham, corporate trainer and keynote speaker specializing in effective networking and business development strategies, is an expert when it comes to finding opportunity in crowds.

In this article, she guides you through five killer questions which will help you make small talk and work any room. If you stumble when looking for a good question or two to break the ice, look no further than Graham’s advice.

The three best opportunities for conversation?

1. Fun, inviting groups
2. White-knuckled loners afraid to take initiative
3. Familiar faces

The five questions?

1. What’s your connection to the event?
2. What’s keeping you busy when you’re not at events like this or at work?
3. Are you getting away this summer?
4. Are you working on any charity initiatives?
5. How did you come to be in your line of work?

Definitely check out the full article, as it contains a wealth of good information on how to carry those conversations, and what will make them flow the direction of real connection:

Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

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