In an episode of Rachel Rofé‘s podcast, we discussed various aspects of making conversation. We focused on the first time you meet someone, and why it’s important to get good at small talk.
Our discussion inspired me to write this article about small talk.
Here are a few things we talked about:
- The simplest way to start a conversation with a stranger no matter your situation or location
- How to take the theme of a networking event and turn it into a foolproof, easy ice breaker
- What to do to move forward from the initial meet-and-greet to discover common ground and build a friendship
- How to effectively manage your expectations at networking events and project a vibe of authenticity
- A “trick” for getting people to feel an instant connection to you
- Why you don’t need to be impressive or cool to have a great conversation (overcome the emotional hurdles that are holding you back!)
- How to use the 5% exercise to expand your comfort zone and make more connections
That is part one of our interview, I’ll post the second part when it becomes available.
Rachel Rofé’s podcast, a better life with Rachel Rofé, is great to listen to. I love how she keeps you motivated and inspired. She shares many lessons she learned and also invites some great guests who share their various perspectives. I highly recommend you check it out.
– Paul Sanders