15 topics for small talk in the workplace

Just because you are a communicator doesn’t mean you are a whiz at the water cooler. Here are some topics that can make for light conversation—and help break the ice.

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We’ve all been in situations that required us to make awkward small talk.

Perhaps it was at the office holiday party, at a dinner with clients or at your child’s dance recital. Maybe you have nosy in-laws or a co-worker who frequently “pops in” to your cube.

Even the smoothest PR pro can need a little help from some neutral topics of conversation. Why not talk about your passion for language? Below are 15 little-known facts about the English language that can help you fill an awkward void.

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