July 17, 2016

"How Was Your Weekend?" - Small Talk Questions & Conversations

"How was your weekend?"
Mondays can be tough! To ease into work related conversations, the small talk question, "How was your weekend?" is often used. 

This is a common and acceptable small talk question to use to start meetings or conversations on Mondays. If you are in the U.S., this question can be used on Mondays instead of, "How are you?"  or "How's your day?" If you are on a virtual team, this is a good question to use to start the call. 

"How was your weekend?" - Strategies in using this question in business meetings

  • Sample conversations using this question. 
  • How to use this question to build relationships with Americans. 
  • The importance of listening and remembering
  • Tips on handling a very delicate topic, if broached.
  • Unique things some Americans do in their spare time. 

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