Why this Workshop?

Small talk is light and casual conversation that avoids obscure subjects, arguments, or emotionally charged issues.

If you are like many shy people, you might think small talk is a waste of time, but nothing could be further from the truth!

Making small talk is an easy way to get to know someone, create a positive first impression, and gain self-confidence.

All businesses in this world either solve a problem or make people feel happy and positive

Creating rapport with people generates in them good feelings towards you and then they also discuss their problems with you

Small talk is that first domino that starts a chain reaction

Some people have mastered the art of small talk. They are natural talkers and are able to approach a complete stranger and engage in conversation. Unfortunately the majority don’t have this gift. Have you ever wondered how do they do it?

This workshop will introduce the participants to the Art of Small Talk and help them understand how the same can be applied effectively in their professional and personal lives.

Objectives of the Workshop

To introduce, review and discuss the following aspects:

  • What is Small Talk and why is it important
  • How to look for individuals who seem to be engaging
  • Conversation starters
  • The Art of listening carefully to what the other person is saying
  • Few tips on how to be an active listener
  • How to use open-ended questions to engage in small talk?
  • A few fail safe business questions
  • Taking pregnant pauses
  • A few tips on how to improve small talk
  • The Art of graceful exit
  • Do’s and don’ts of the Art of Small Talk

Benefits of attending the Workshop

By the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of Small Talk at their workplace and personal life
  • Relate to the importance of engaging with any individual in a meaningful conversation
  • Convert and liven up a dying conversation into a positive one
  • Find solutions to be at ease at networking events, personal, professional and social gatherings
  • Practice engaging in small talk with respect to new topics
  • Plan to leave a conversation with grace