July 11, 2016

"How was your day?" - Common Small Talk Questions in the U.S.A.

"How was your day?" is a common question asked in the U.S. In this video I share variations of this question along with common types of answers. 

To learn about the small talk training program for virtual teams working with Americans or going onsite to the US, see this page. In this highly interactive training, your team will learn how to apply the common acceptable questions in conversations and emails with U.S. counterparts to improve working relationships. Your team will also get a lot of practice in creating small talk conversations, including the tricky transition from small talk to business talk (at the beginning of a call), as well as the transition from business talk to small talk (at the end of a call). We also talk about avoidable questions, and practice how to handle difficult conversations in case we accidentally ask the wrong question. 

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Learn more about the Small Talk Training Program to build better relations with Americans. 


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We help build effective, culturally competent global teams with focus on the cultures of the USA and India. Jennifer Kumar, Managing Director, an American citizen, has almost 10 years experience living, studying and working (owning a business) in India. Authentic Journeys Consultancy is registered as a Private Limited in India (Kerala) and an LLC in the USA (Utah). We provide onsite and live-online instructor-led courses, facilitation and corporate coaching.