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Can you help me to be comfortable with small talk at a gathering of people I do not know?


From time to time I have to attend to seminars and during the break we tend to mingle. A number of people all interested in the same subject, but having nothing much else in common. Give me something I am passionate about and I will talk endlessly. But just making small talk with others I am not familiar with. . . . .I ask 2-3 questions then I dry up. Help!

 
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22 months ago
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    MarieLB 22 months ago

    I tend to shrink from asking too many questions, but your reply give me courage to keep at it. Thanks you Kathleen Cochran.

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22 months ago
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    MarieLB 22 months ago

    Peachy, you've hit the nail on the head. Seems to me that if I follow your advice, I simply cannot fail. Thank you.

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22 months ago
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    MarieLB 22 months ago

    Thank you Dashing Scorpio for your interesting reply. Looks like you've long mastered that kind of situation. You sound so calm, cool and collected. Wonder whether I will ever be! LOL!!

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22 months ago
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    MarieLB 22 months ago

    Lucky you Tim. Seems you have the situation all stitched up. I never did read that famous Dale Carnegie book. Methinks I need to. Thanks for stopping by.

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MarieLB says

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21 months ago
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22 months ago
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    MarieLB 22 months ago

    John Connor, You're right of course. Listening is so important. it sounds so simple when you put it that way, doesn't it?

    Thank you for taking the time.