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Old 05-21-2012, 05:34 AM
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Maybe small talk isn't your cup of tea. How about MeetUp? You can find a group of people, already interested in something that interests you. Show up at their events. They'll likely ask you questions.

No MeetUps in your area? Start one. You can pick a topic, or not; and set a meeting for folks to eat at a restaurant together.

Speed-dating? You have a number of minutes to talk to the people that come by. You don't HAVE to date anyone, just practice talking to interested/interesting strangers in a short amount of time.

You can also practice small talk on the internets, a little. It's not the same, but it's a start. Join a forum (oh, you're here, join a different forum, find one that interests you but you have never participated in. Ask them stuff. Astrology, there ya go.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Small-Talk

Also, know that people love to talk about themselves. Just because your gut-reaction is to say 'why would you ask?' doesn't mean it's everyone's. You will be amazed at what people will tell you if you ask.
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