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Cherie Burbach

Small Talk News Items for November 19, 2012

By November 19, 2012

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Are you ready for Thanksgiving this week? Turkey Day is the perfect time to practice your small talk skills. Remember to be patient with people and make an effort to chat with folks you wouldn't normally spend time with. For example, sit down with someone much younger or older than you and just ask them how it's going in their world. If nothing else, it gives them a chance to be heard, but you never know when a friendship can develop in a place you didn't expect it.

Here are some news items I happened upon this week that may give you things to talk about while you're gobbling down your Thanksgiving feast:

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