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Small Talk = Success: 10 Tips

Debra Fine

The ability to connect with others through small talk can lead to big things, according to Debra Fine, author of The Fine Art of Small Talk (Hyperion 2005).

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7. What’s News?
Be prepared to have something interesting to contribute. Staying on top of current events will provide you with great conversation builders, leading with “What do you think of…?" "Have you heard…?” What is your take on…?” Spare us from your opinion unless you remember to follow up with “What is your opinion…?” or “Tell me your thoughts on…”

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