The light begins its return today: a relief. It was beginning to seem like the sun had gone down before I’d properly gotten up. Then again, that could be due to my lazy schedule. I am getting some good relaxing in 🙂 and a bit of writing, too, as well as watching Allan battle angry penguins in cars (o_O).
My column today may seem a tad ironic: who’s less qualified than me to talk about conversational skills? Ah, but those who can’t do, teach or so I’m told. Better than I used to be.
Dos and Don’ts for Holiday Small Talk
As a person accustomed to spending the better part of her time alone, I find it taxing to make conversation. Like most introverts, I am stressed by time spent in groups.
While I have been able to develop extrovert abilities for my professional life, the fact remains that I am not a good conversationalist except with a few intimate friends (or online — the internet is a great gift to introverts). But it can be possible to make small talk without falling into Eliza Doolittle perils…
Read the useful tips over at BBHQ. I guess penguins are the theme of the day 🙂 Yes, I was pleased to work in that scene from My Fair Lady as well as The Testing of Eric Olthwaite. Black pudding at the ready!