#businessnetworking Small talk is one of those necessary little difficulties of life. I don’t know about you, but when I’m required to make small talk with strangers or acquaintances suddenly I don’t know what words are and even if I did I can’t think of anything remotely interesting to talk about. Yeah, weathers good. Foods good too, yeah. Bye. Fortunately, Gretchen Rubin has ten ways you can make small talk a more productive and easy experience:
Small talk can be a big problem. I want to be friendly and polite, but I just can’t think of a thing to say. Here are some strategies I try when my mind is a blank:
Of course, we could all just emulate one of the most successful “independent businessmen” in the media today, Walter White from AMC’s #BreakingBad. Dylan Tweney shared the tips gleaned from the show’s drug-dealing protagonist in #Business lessons from everyone’s favorite meth cook, Walter White, and it’s eerily funny how applicable the lessons learned from a fictional (yet all-too-real) TV character are to our own real-world businesses.
Yes, even disgruntled science teachers-turned-drug kingpins have a #strategy, because no matter what you’re selling or offering, you need a clearly defined road-map to get it in the hands of your customers.
If you want to get more out of life for yourself – and others – an #entrepreneurial approach is the most powerful, purposeful course of action. It requires effort and #risk but the #rewards will outweigh the sacrifices. This is why it is called the #business of living. It is a worthy and grand business. I invite you to venture out and experience it for yourself.
Applying these 12 activities to everyday life is what sets a person, and a business, apart from the pack. You do not have to apply them all to become more entrepreneurial, but the more you apply, the more momentous your endeavors can be. I encourage you to think big.