Social Skills Video: Making Small Talk – Older

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

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Ryan and Jameson have a few minutes to chat before lunch. When Jameson starts talking about what he wants for lunch, Ryan doesn’t have much to say. Ryan learns how to make “small talk”, a quick & polite conversation with someone.

Use Making Small Talk-Older

Small talk is a funny concept if you stop and think about it. It’s just something we do, as social beings. It may seem unnatural to students at first, but once they learn some topics to fall back on they will be practicing small talk wherever they go. A tip I like is remember the two w’s- the weather and the weekend. Those are good topics for small talk in any situation.

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