The Jordan Harbinger Show

230: How to Small Talk with Big Results | Feedback Friday

People rarely admit to enjoying small talk, but that's because so few of us are actually very good at it. Luckily, FEW is also a convenient-to-remember acronym for Facts, Emotions, Why -- a foolproof formula for leading small talk that can yield big results. Find out how in this Feedback Friday!

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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When your friend repeatedly sends five-minute voice messages that a 10-second text would convey, how do you drive home the point that ain't nobody got time for that?
  • Congrats on quitting social media! But now what do you do with your spare two- to five-minute intervals you used to spend tweeting or reading Facebook? Glad you asked!
  • How can somebody in a quaint but underdeveloped town find improv and behavioral classes to improve their skills and up their game on personal and professional fronts?
  • Is it opportunistic to leverage interest other companies have shown in recruiting you when it's time to negotiate for a raise -- even when you planned to stick around anyway?
  • Even though you consider yourself social and find your spouse's friends a delight, they seem to think you don't like them. How can you dispel their concerns and let your real feelings shine through?
  • You've broken up with your significant other of four years for once again lying to you, but you feel guilty because they've been in therapy for the past six months trying to be better. What next?
  • Your usually calm and cool significant other will be taking the bar exam soon, and a lot of things are up in the air until it's passed. How can you express support without getting in the way?
  • When you've lost trust in your business partner, what steps can you take to ensure you're not on the hook for 100 percent of the company's debt if things go even further south?
  • Life Pro Tip: Drowning in debt from that unexpected hospital visit? Medical billing departments will often accept a fraction of what you "owe."
  • A quick shoutout to recently married listener and local Michael Moore!
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  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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