Dan's in charge of the next Citybizzy Meet and Mingle… a chance for new employees to meet each other, make friends, find potential work partners and, perhaps, even the love of their life.
This week we learn how to talk about a project we are working on, how to describe it, and how to compare it to something similar.
You’re going to learn ー
- The difference between small talk at a conference or a special event a small talk at a “meet and mingle” event (and my #1 advice for surviving an event like this without having to stand around feeling awkward or uncomfortable).
- A great chunk used to describe things that are a little… crappy (I used to go to a 70s disco when I was an art student that we always described with this expression).
- An expression that says something is hard work and causes you a lot of stress and trouble (I recently used this to talk about how much ‘trouble’ re-doing my PhD data analysis is because the software has changed).
- A British expression that, thanks to the internet, has now spread to other countries and become “pseudo-British” (this is quite common ー language is always changing, after all).
- A French expression that’s very common in English (but we say it differently because, hey, French is hard for us Brits to pronounce).
- A super-common chunk used to say, “this thing always makes what you want to do easier” (in this case free wine available always makes getting people to your event simpler).
- How to get people talking, even if you don’t know them.
- A better way to say “you’re right” that sounds a little weird, but communicates to your listener that there is some deeper meaning to what you’re talking about (and sounds much, much more interesting than the dry, boring standard expression).
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