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Mastering the Fine Art of Small Talk | The Silver Pen

How to Master the Fine Art of Small Talk

During this holiday season, as I am traveling from one party to the next, I am reminded of the need for mastering the fine art – and isn’t it indeed an art? – of small talk.  Recently, I came across a super article by Laura Vanderkam.  After, I read her book, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and loooooved it! She generously allowed me to share her article with you all.  Hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

 How to Master the Fine Art of Small Talk

MOVE BEYOND THE WEATHER TO MAKE SMALL TALK LESS PAINFUL AND MORE PRODUCTIVE. HERE ARE FIVE THINGS THAT GREAT CONVERSATIONALISTS KNOW.

Small talk gets a bad reputation. To avoid this allegedly meaningless drivel, people skip networking events. Or, almost as bad, they attend, but talk to the three people they already know.

This is shortsighted, says Debra Fine, author of The Fine Art of Small Talk. “Small talk is the appetizer ...

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Public Speaking | The Silver Pen

Public Speaking Tips from a Champion

Public Speaking Tips from a Champion

This year I have had some amazing opportunities to share my story, from small groups to enormous ones, from ...

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Desk Accessories | The Silver Pen

Gift Ideas: Brass Desk Accessories

Gift Ideas: Brass Desk Accessories

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been infatuated by anything and everything related to offices, from ...

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Christian Laxroix Puzzles | The Silver Pen

Gift Ideas Don’t Have to be a Puzzle

When Christian Lacroix designs a jigsaw puzzle, you acquire it. It doesn’t matter if you have barefoot tots running around the house or not. You ...

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Beautycounter to the Rescue!

I don’t know about you… but after reading all of those facts my stomach got a bit queezy. The reality is that when it comes ...

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Best Kept Beauty Secrets | The Silver Pen

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

Best Kept Beauty Secrets

As I was having my makeup done on the book tour (and asking every makeup artist for tips of the trade ...

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Sunday Riley | The Silver Pen

Silver Lining Discovery: Sunday Riley Skincare

Sunday Riley Skincare

Recently, people have been commenting on my skin. The Silver Lining is that people (including the HOTY) have been saying very kind ...

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The Glamorous Golden Globes 2014

The Glamorous Golden Globes 2014

Watching the Golden Globes is always so much fun, especially with Suddenly Seven…who has quite an opinion on dresses, films, ...

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Cyber Monday Shopping Deals

Cyber Monday Shopping Deals

In case Holiday Shopping is happening from your computer today (as is the case with me), here are some Cyber Monday ...

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Jewels by JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jewels by JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hope you’ll bear with me as I do a 2nd fashion post this week.  But I ...

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Sartorial Inspiration at Decades Inc.

Decades Inc.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a fashion post, so I thought that I’d start the week with some sartorial inspiration from ...

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