FW: Small Talk is Important

Whether you feel like making small talk with your boss in the elevator on Monday at 8:30 am or not, a recent article from lifehacker makes the case for why it’s worth it. Small talk may start with trivial topics; weather, weekend activities, etc. but these conversations give people a chance to get to know you and build deeper relationships. Not only can you enrich your relationships through this practice, a study found that people who engaged more in small talk felt calm, connected and brave. That’s how you want to feel every workday right?

Here’s a strategic small talk acronym from political scientist and writer Laura Seay to keep in your back pocket for the next time you arrive to a meeting early or bump into your boss on the elevator: F.I.R.E.

  • Family
  • Interests
  • Recreation
  • Entertainment

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