Say, “Alexa, help me with small talk”
I’m (more than) a little rusty when it comes to cocktail party chit chat after over a year of basically not seeing anyone outside a small circle of family and friends.
To help out, Alexa partnered with Small Talk Hacks author Akash Karia to offer easy, bite-sized tips on connecting with new people. As Alexa puts it, “small talk is an art and a science and sometimes people need a little help getting started.”
Say, “Alexa, help me with small talk” to get started and she’ll share a tip.
As silly as it may seem to go to Alexa for help with small talk, the advice is actually pretty helpful, with tips like “Focus on connection over perfection; be polite, pay attention and look for a genuine connection.”
Or “Share something small but personal about yourself.” (That’s how I learned that Alexa’s favorite animal is a platypus: “It’s peculiar, like me.”)
If you want another tip, say yes, or say quit when you’ve had enough.