Below, a few tips from our book: Small Talk People dismiss small talk as superficial and boring. Small talk is an essential part of the social contract.
It allows us to engage and identify common ground with safe, low-risk topics -- it's an on-ramp. Ask open-ended questions that invite people to tell stories, rather than give bland, one-word answers: Instead of these... Someone invited you over for a meal, either mistakenly or on purpose. Careers, marriages, and even science can hinge on what's said between or during bites.
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Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered--a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi. Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. We stagger through our romantic, professional, and social worlds with the goal merely of not crashing, never considering that we might soar.
But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, we often fall short. We go home sweaty and puffy, and eat a birthday cake in the shower.
At the many Disney-owned hotels (I stayed at only four), you’re paying a premium to be near the action.
My room at the fanciest property, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, had unremarkable corporate decor, but the Magic Kingdom was just minutes away (407-939-7211; doubles from 8).
Some of these social networks are general interest, some are niche-lifestyle or interest-specific, and others are widely used internationally and have not yet grown in the United States.
Businesses can take advantage of very specific markets and demographics by exploring these 76 social networks and targeting their users to grow their brands in new and exciting ways.
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