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Building relationships and making small talk in English. Scary??

Building relationships and making small talk in English.

Building relationships and making small talk in English

Building relationships and making small talk in English. Scary??

Yes, sometimes it is and practice helps you to feel both more comfortable and confident. We get better and build our confidence with specific practice and help from other people (like your favourite Business English trainer 😊).

Breaking the ice, making conversation and then making small talk can be one of the most difficult things to do for a lot of people unless you’re a real extrovert like me 😊.

So, how do you like to make small talk in English? What do you feel comfortable talking about in English?

Business English Training – there are simple techniques to get you started and to feel more comfortable building relationships and making small talk in English.

And remember we’ve helped lots of professionals improve this communication skill in English.

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And here is the Cambridge Dictionary’s meaning of ‘Small Talk’ – https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english-spanish/small-talk

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Building relationships and making small talk in English

👉🏻 (See the visual) Here are some techniques and vocab from our training to help you:

✅ quick friendly introduction (keep it simple, remember to use their name and smile 😊 ).

✅ have a simple list of small talk topics you feel comfortable with (work, weather, hobbies/interests, places you’ve visited, people in common)

✅ do some research to have some previous knowledge of the person (LinkedIn is great for this as well asking work colleagues)

✅Look for common interests

✅ Safe questions (e.g. interests)

✅ Use empathy (combined with active listening)

✅ Show hospitality and friendliness

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Get FREE 150 phrases for making small talk in English from our popular Amazon eBook ‘Making Small Talk In English With Confidence’

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This post was written by Christopher Wright and published on 11th April 2021 under the categories: Fluency, Confidence and Motivation, Small Talk In English Tips
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