Employers promise you an interactive community of like-minded professionals like you, but once you get into the company, the job is satisfying, however your craving for social activity, is not. Socializing in the workplace can be difficult especially if you have no business concerns talking to your other workmates. This is why companies often have official employee gatherings to meet other employees. If you want to expand your social circle, this is where you need to learn the value of small talk through the following methods.
If you’re a salesperson, you know the value of talking and the way you articulate your voice. A voice with charisma gains listeners because it is soothing and beautiful to hear on the ears. If you talk with such suave, then you could actually start a conversation at random.
2. Don’t Talk About Work
While introductions allow you to introduce yourself and your position in the company, don’t talk about work. Instead, talk about why you entered your work. A general rule when doing small talk is to not talk about stressful things but stick to the more casual and inspiring ones. Talking about what you plan to do in the next three months (and nothing more) is a good way to make friends.
3. Engage Them In Enjoyable Activities
While they may only be new acquaintances, participating in the event’s activities and egging your new acquaintances to join is a good way to build friendship and camaraderie. Just be sure not to be too harsh or rough on your friends, as they might find this negatively impressionable.