Chances are you'll be stuck in some kind of tiresome cocktail-party discussion this summer. You know, those uncomfortable discussions you wish you could just run away from but just can not because you promised your mom/husband you would behave?
Because being rude or praying for some kind of miracle just won't work...
Here are some tips to gracefully keep it under control and to subtly change the subject of conversation:
People tend to listen more closely to words of praise, which can put them in a different frame of mind and distract them. Complimenting people works, especially in prickly situations. For example, ask how did they learn so much about... or how do they always come up with such beautiful....
Make a Pit Stop
Play Word Association
Ultimate Exit Strategy
Sending good thoughts your way,