Some people are an absolute genius when it comes to small talk and social chatter. They can be put in any social situation and they will come up with topics to discuss with the person in front of them. Yes, we all envy them. In the following video, Kalina Silverman addresses the issue of Skipping Small Talk and Connect With Others at TEDx Westminster College:
The thing is, nothing comes out of that mindless chatter, as they move from one person to the next. If you are one of those people with this natural gift, here’s what you need to know to enhance that small talk into a smart conversation. Make use of what you’ve got!
In the video, Kalina sais how she wanted to see what might happen if she would approach strangers, skip the small talk, and rather get into a more meaningful conversation right away. The conversations she had and the stories she heard indicated that good things can happen if you take the time to ask people directly to react to questions about the things that really matter in life.