What is Small Talk?

I love having these questions and answers apart of my website. And so tonight I want to ask you, do you engage in small talk?

Isn’t small talk about people talking about something they don’t have in common? Or is it just a way of being polite when we talk? This could go many ways.

I have small talks with people in stores or when I am waiting for something and someone is standing in line beside me. Small talk in a way can open a door for different opportunities.

Tell me do you engage in small talk and if you do, do you talk about something that does not matter to you or to them, or are you doing it just to be polite?