How To Be Better At Small Talk
Whenever you meet someone, do you get the feeling that the interaction is more awkward than pleasant? Situations like this don’t come easy for most of us because we haven’t developed our small talking skill. Many people don’t really feel the need to learn how to make small talk, but it’s necessary if we want to make a good impression on people.
Improve Your Small Talk Easily
Just in case you were wondering, yes, knowing how to small talk is a skill, and it can come in handy when you’re dating. Aside from making a good impression on people, we can use this skill to wow people we date. Think about it; your first date’s going to be mostly small talk. Here are a few tips that will make you better at small talk:
Be Open To Meeting People
The first step is to conquer your fear of meeting and talking to people. You shouldn’t be afraid of meeting people because the more you do, the more practice you will get. But, what do you say when you meet people without risking to sound awkward and weird?
Try this: “The weather is terrible today, isn’t it?” If the person replies, introduce yourself. When the person also introduces themselves, you can follow with another question. You can change the question based on how the weather is.
Read And Watch The News
The first thing that people talk about is the weather. When that’s been briefly discussed, the next likely topic would be current issues. You better watch the news, read newspapers, and pick up some magazines so you can talk about a whole slew of different topics.
Treat Every Opportunity As Reading An Interesting Book
When you meet people, you have to treat the opportunity as though it were the most interesting book in the world. Ask questions, listen to answers and ask some more questions about the person. You have to remember that people are, indeed, like books. Each page has some interesting information that you need to uncover.
Also, remember that it’s always good to address the awkwardness for it to start dissolving. Just try it: next time you experience an awkward silence, or you don’t know what you could possibly talk about, point out to your date that that’s exactly what’s going on. You’ll see, you’ll have a laugh, and everything will momentarily be easier.
Practice all of these tips, and you’ll be making small talk like a pro. Remember that you have to be open to meeting people so why not meet ladies from AsianDate to practice your small talk with? For more dating, self-development and relationship tips, check out more posts from our blog.