Thursday, March 4, 2021

Vlog Ep. 149: Surviving Small Talk

Tonight's #BaduyPride was all about surviving the challenge of small talk in different situations. And the small talk "problem" hasn't entirely gone away despite the shift to working from home and most of our social interactions being online ones. Beyond just checking out of the conversation, we did our best to cover different "strategies" for sort of navigating those sorts of social situations.

In summary, focus on finding common ground while not being afraid to step away from the conversation entirely if it's not working out for you. Small talk is just filler talk before more important things happen or as a quick way to assess whether or not you might want to talk more or become friends eventually. But if things aren't working out, then they're not working out so move on. 

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