The 4 Step Plan to NOT Suck at Talking to People


This is a guest post from my good friend/relationship & dating expert Lindsay Miller.   With Nerd Fitness’s tagline being “level up your life,” I thought it was important for us to level up on the inside as well as the outside.


Do you wish you were better at talking to people? 

Did you use your 20 seconds of courage and then run out of steam?Once you learned how to approach people, did you struggle with what to say?Have you ever found yourself standing in the corner at a party?Maybe you didn’t even go to the party?


Small talk, for better or worse, is a big part of social interaction.

It’s the way we navigate the exciting uncertainty of new friendships and relationships. It greases the wheels of our interactions with other people and primes us for the deeper connections that follow. It’s the foundation of water cooler conversation, yes, but it’s far from frivolous—if you shy away from small talk, you may find that you have difficulty feeling connected to people, since it’s nearly impossible to skip right to the big stuff.

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