Today, I'm sharing with you an abbreviated post recently posted on Lindsay's blog entitled 6 Ways to Greet Colleagues at a Conference in English.
Many people may wonder, "How can I start a small talk conversation?" Well, if we keep it general, we can relax and take it forward. Some suggested conversation starters are below.
The six phrases Lindsay suggests are:
- "It's nice to see you. How are things going with your work?"
- "How is that new project coming along? I want to hear about it!"
- "How are you? Fill me in on your latest research."
- "Would you like to get a coffee during the break and catch up?"
- "How is the conference going for you? What's the latest on your work?"
- "It's great to meet you. What are you working on these days?"
For alternative versions of these same phrases, and other tips, click through to the original post.
(Note: It's ok to adapt the phrases to your own line of work. For example, the word "research" is used in statement #3. If you do not do research in your work, but do projects, substitute the word research for project. It's as easy as that!)
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