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実践ビジネス英語 
2013/04/05 
The Power of Small Talk (3)
雑談力

Breakstone says small talk can also serve as an informal greeting. And Lyons adds that sales representatives and service workers use it to put clients at their ease.
He also advises Umemura not to respond in too much detail to questions like, "How's the world treating you?" as the askers are usually not seriously inquiring into his well-being. Collins recommends vague or unexpected answers. 

  NHK CD ラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 2013年4月号 続きを読む

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実践ビジネス英語
2013/04/04 
Lesson1 
The Power of Small Talk (2) 
雑談力

Lyons says small talk is an acquired skill for Americans, one they must deliberately work on, and recommends that Umemura talk about things like Japan's cherry blossoms when discussing the spring weather.
Collins says small talk helps start conversations between people who don't know each other. And Breakstone adds that it can fill uncomfortable pauses at parties and receptions.

  NHK CD ラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 2013年4月号続きを読む

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