1 Dec 2019

The art of starting a conversation

From Sunday Morning, 11:30 am on 1 December 2019

Are you guilty of asking 'how are you?' when you start talking to someone? You shouldn't, because it's really just another way of repeating 'hello.' Debra Fine is the author of The Fine Art of Small Talk. She joins the show to offer a few tips on how to start a conversation, how to keep it going, and the best way to bail out when a conversation has reached its natural conclusion.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Jacinda Ardern share a conversation at the APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. 18 November 2018

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