How to Make Small Talk Less Awkward

Rachel Beohm
5 min readNov 15, 2023

Make small talk less of a necessary evil and more mutually satisfying with these tips.

I hate small talk.

At least, I used to. In social interactions, I used to plaster on a fake smile, fumble my way through uncomfortable questions and answers, and secretly wish I could be shoving toothpicks up my fingernails because anything would be preferable to having to make inane…

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Rachel Beohm

Exploring relationship skills, communication (especially nonverbal), and how to live a full life. Promoter of kindness, gratitude, and joy.