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Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Small Talk" - is a Big deal...

I bet that few people would be wondering whats the big deal about small talks.

Just try answering these questions you'll know its importance.

What helps you when there's a long queue before you in the clinic?

What helps you to make a great impression when you are going to meet ur BF/GF's friends?

What helps you to approach a person you like?.

What helps when you go to your husband's collegues party?

Trust me guys small talk is definetly not a silly matter to discuss.I've seen some really embarassing moments. I know a girl during my college days who cannot make small talks. When someone introduces a new friend she doesnt know what to talk. Its usually like "Hi, how r u?" and then she runs out of words. She hates that awkward silence. The first impression that she always makes is that she's some sort of serious personality(which she's actually not). Later she worked on her weakness and before u know it she became the so called people person. In fact you wouldnt believe, she grew up to a level where she became the HR head of the company - nd that was me....Yep. I used to be the one who had hard time meeting new people(like friends's friends or cousins). But i'm happy and relieved that i'm not that same girl anymore.

Few people have a misconception that small talks are really unnecesary. Its actually not so. It is like a secret weapon . It will come handy when u need the most. You just need to use it appropriately. Especially in work environment you'll have to make small talks with the clients. C'omon guys whom would you prefer for a job where two people are equally qualified. Would you choose a friendly person or the serious one?. Isnt the chioce obvious?.In my experience i've seen serious people loose some great opportunity to friendly people. ofcourse one's talent and capablities comes first. These are all just the added advantages. But it plays a vital role too.

I consider "small talk" to be a form of art. It not only helps us build a better personality but also builds our confident level. You know, initially i used to make conscious effort to talk with people in different teams. In fact i used to do some preparation too. But now i'm spontaneous. I really started to enjoy having pleasant conversation. You know what we should not forget the other party in the converstion. Just try and keep the conversation intresting for both the parties. Sometimes being thoughtfull helps. Just talk from your heart. make sure that it doesnt sound fake.
Talk the Talk....


  1. I agree with you totally...When you make small talks with people and have eye to eye contacts, you maintain a good rapport...which is necessary in all walks of it personal, professional or social...

    Nevertheless to mention, I used to be like the same way you were earlier that you mentioned...not sure how to start conversations and bringing up a cloud of awkward silence :)

  2. Right, its true in a way, but I can try, but not to all the people.

    Iam still the same, apart from my friends.

  3. Lovely post and I fully agree with you. I feel that we should not talk unnecessary and elaborately instead of that it should be short and sweet. I do not like beating around the bush and getting diverted from the exact topic. Starting the conversation plays a very important role and also finishing it makes more important so that the entire message is delivered properly.

  4. @Raji - thats a valuable tip to have a gud rapport...i've been in that cloud tooooso i can relate very well....

    @senthil - i guess its not necessary to b like that to ur helps u to have new friends....

    @Babli - very true....

  5. I like your blog, they are interesting ..simple.. and gets into readers mind..
    Its true small talk helps to keep both parties comfortable to express their feelings as well..