We know that gossip can be about as real and credible as the fairy tales you were told as a kid, but this knowledge doesn't deter some people from engaging in it. Here's why people gossip (or participate in it) and what to do if you become the subject of gossip.
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Everyone wants to be a great conversationalist, whether you're networking or just catching up with friends. Share your stories in the present tense to make them (and yourself!) more engaging and interesting.
Making small talk is one of those things that no one likes, but everyone has to do. Kalina Silverman decided to ditch the tradition and dive straight into a big question instead. It's one of the most effective ways to get over the discomfort of small talk.
Talking to strangers is a great way to expand your horizons, learn something new, and make new friends. If you're not a social butterfly, though, the process can be intimidating. Here are some tips to get you started.
Giving a firm, solid handshake isn't difficult exactly, but ask anyone who meets job candidates or just talks to new people with any regularity, and you'll hear some awkward handshake horror stories. This video from ZipRecruiter outlines some of the worst offenders, and a simple way to get it right.
Asking questions is a great way to start an engaging conversation. Ask too many questions, however, and your conversation starts to feel more like an interrogation. To avoid this, author Ramit Sethi suggests the "question, question, statement" method.