Small (Talk) F.A.R.T.S.
Here’s an Easy-to-Remember way to handle those inevitable Small Talk conversations over the holidays.
You know I’ve been hanging around brothers and working with guys maybe a little too much–all my life–when one like this pops in my hear. I giggled writing it… and also included good practical stuff too. Enjoy and happy holidays! – Anne
We gather more this time of year; formal and informal. In groups and settings that are a diverse mix: from family and friends, to professional colleagues, to others we’re meeting for the first time.
What to talk about? …. Helps to come with a plan. I like humor and easy too. Here’s a little of both to help you out. …. Little ‘FARTS’… to get to know someone better, make small talk, and maybe make a memorable connection. ‘FARTS’ is an easy-to-remember acronym of what to talk about:
F – Family or Friends in common. Have you seen…? Are they still…? When you see them next time, tell them…
A – Arts. Theater, movies, fine art, art fairs, favorite artists; or maybe they are art makers and creators too.
R – Reading. Books read this year, magazines, articles one enjoyed, or recipes. What we’re learning, engaging in, fueling…
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