Improving small talk has been one of the biggest priorities for my clients. But in order to really help people out on this front, I usually have to burst their bubble.
Rather than jumping right into tips, I try to talk them out of it. Is getting better at small talk really worth your time? Spoiler: it usually isn’t.
And before tackling small talk at length, it’s helpful to define the concept itself. Maybe you won’t be in agreement with my interpretation of small talk, and that’s okay. Maybe we can agree that small talk, in those terms, isn’t worth anybody’s time.