This thought process started when I was talking to Scribby about a conference and told her that I thought she was super cool and would be a success in attending conferences. She gave her usual awesome gyan to me about pushing one self to do the right thing and stuff. and I am at awe at that woman. Anyways, this post is not about Scribby, its about me.
I suck at small talk. Big time. I cant do small talk AT ALL. and its a very very bad thing especially when you have to attend conferences. Imagine an entire room full of people with absolutely the same background as yours, but you end up picking up that plate and stuffing it to the fullest eating at one corner, not making eye contact with anyone. Yep! that would be me. I just dont have the ability to interact and mingle with people, exchange visiting cards and help the business grow. Thats why I HATE going to conferences. If I go, I just attend, take notes (remnants of the college days??) and then eat the food and come back. Without a SINGLE visiting card. Unless, someone just comes up to me and offers me one!
Before every conference, I try to tell myself, I can do it, etc etc, but I get absolutely so tongue tied :(:(
I think some people are amazing at small talk. You know, in a wedding, dont know anyone, go compliment the lady on the wonderful jewelry, ask if its a family heirloom and then one thing leads to the other and they are chit chatting away to glory. RD took me to his colleague’s wedding and all I did was fill my plate to the brim and eat :(:( I just couldnt mingle with the group of his. They were polite to me because I was his wife, but nothing to talk in common 😦 I felt like such a fool.
I have tried doing this small talk thing, but absolutely fail, because I just get tongue tied and dont know how to take it further 😦
I am so uncool that ways!
I am also uncool here