6 Ways to prevent an awkward conversation this Christmas

Make your family time this Christmas a little easier.

Asking questions – ones that engage you both

We’re all hard on ourselves, right? According to research, when we’re communicating with people we don’t know, we rate the experience on our own performance, and not theirs. If you want to bring the best conversation possible to your holiday parties, consider asking a lot of questions. Before you start, consider which questions you’re asking — if they can be answered with “fine” steer clear! Try more engaging questions such as, “what keeps you busy outside of work?” or “what has been the highlight of your year so far?” Need some more tips on small talk? Check out some of these tips from the experts.