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The Question You Should be Asking at Holiday Parties

By Christy Uffelman ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and the dreaded “What do you do?” conversation-starter question.  I was at one such party this past weekend.  I decided not to follow this “expected” flow of conversation and I literally left a random stranger speechless. I was introduced to a lovely mid-career woman with a white blouse and bangles who …

Mary ShippyThe Question You Should be Asking at Holiday Parties
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7 Conversation Starters Better Than “What Do You Do?”—and 7 That Are Even Worse

By Ashley Fidel I am on a mission: to improve my networking conversations. After recently applying to business school, the countless coffee chats, networking events, and information sessions I’ve been to have taught me one important thing—I desperately need new icebreakers beyond, “So, what do you do?” Through lots of trial and error, I have learned that asking this classic question rarely leads …

Mary Shippy7 Conversation Starters Better Than “What Do You Do?”—and 7 That Are Even Worse