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There's a less painful way to make small talk than asking 'What do you do?'

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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If making small talk is painfully awkward for you, it might be because you're asking the wrong questions.
Although it's a classic conversation starter, the question "What do you do?" can be too intimate of a question for some people.
A better version of the question is "What keeps you busy?"
Small talk may come naturally to some people, while others find it excruciating.
If you're one of the people who find it difficult to make small talk at parties, it may be because you're asking the wrong questions, experts told The New York Times. See the rest of the story at...
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