I have no idea how to improve at small talk. I often have no idea what to say when someone talks to me in the break room. I usually end up nodding, smiling, and saying “yeah” when that happens, and it feels so awkward.
Being in groups of people is somehow so much worse. I usually completely clam up during group conversations, and if I do think of something to say, I often cannot find a way to say it without feeling like I am interrupting.
Fortunately, I seem to manage OK when conversing about topics necessary to perform my work, so that at least keeps me employed. I’ve also noticed that, for some reason, it’s unusually easy to talk about the weather (though I try to avoid being the one to initiate it as a topic since it feels rather mundane.)
So if anyone on the Internet is reading this and wants to help me reach this goal, let me know! I would be open to it. 8 months ago
Just have awkward situations 9 months ago
I’d like to think of this one as more of a confidence challenge than anything else. I think, some people are talkers, and some are listeners.
Personally, I don’t like being the center of attention, and prefer listening. But the last few weeks, having the confidence to say exactly what has been on my mind, whatever it is, has made me feel alot less closed off.
In the end, life’s too short ‘ey? 17 months ago
Closed Questions start with
Open Questions start with
- in what way
- Tell me about
Bridges (drag out the end of the word to make it a question)
- which means…?
- So therfore…?
- Better than…?
- How did you manage to…?
- Tell me the most memorable thing that happened
- What did you have to do?
- Of you had to choose another profession what would it be a why?
(if you don’t like somethng and the other person does ask what they like about it)20 months ago