Hi. I'm Laura Katen from Katen Consulting. And today we'll be sharing techniques with you for how to transition from small talk to business talk. Regardless of the environment, but specifically at a networking function, it's important to make people feel comfortable around you. It's a great way to build rapport. And one of the most effective ways to make someone feel comfortable is to make small talk.
嗨。我是 Katen 顧問公司的 Laura Katen。今天我們要分享一些技巧，教大家如何將閒聊轉變成生意洽談。不管處於哪種環境（但特別在要建立社交網絡的場合中），讓你周圍的人感到自在是非常重要的。這是建立起融洽關係的好方式。要讓別人感到自在，其中一個最有效的方式就是閒聊。
We had such a great vacation. We went down to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
I've been there before; it's beautiful!
I'd like to go...
I was there last week.
A small world.
It's beautiful down there.
It was very hot, but it was a very relaxing...
A great way to start the conversation is small talk. Talk about your recent vacation, the weather, or something fun that happened. Once you've had a few sentences to warm up the group, try to transition seamlessly into business talk. But remember, you don't wanna get too heavy into actual business conversation.
Well, the vacation was just spectacular. And I'll tell you, it was so refreshing to be away, but I'm happy to be back at work now. And this is such a great event to come back to. What brings you guys here?
So, how can you transition successfully from small talk to business talk? Ask the people who you're speaking with why they're attending the event, what they're looking to gain from the event, or how they heard about the event.
Points to remember: How do you transition seamlessly from small talk to business talk? Well, first, you wanna ask the people you're speaking with why they attend the event, who told them about the event, or what do they hope to gain from the event. That's a very easy way to segue to more serious business conversation.
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