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Talking with Queen Elizabeth II taught me a powerful lesson about the art of conversation

Having had the opportunity to talk with her on many occasions over several years, I was flabbergasted at how she had honed the skill to perfection.

13 simple ways to get better at small talk

Small talk is widely detested — but also hard to avoid. Use these tips for making casual conversation so you can feel less awkward.

16 habits of extremely boring people

Common qualities of extremely boring individuals include poor improv and storytelling skills, and not having any original opinions.
There's a lot you can learn in just one year.

14 ways to skip shallow small talk and have deep conversations

Small talk can be awkward and excruciating if it goes on too long. We listed the best strategies to take your conversations to the next level.

3 ways to change the subject of a conversation without making it awkward

When a conversation goes in a direction you'd rather not deal with, there are ways to change the subject without making it awkward.
Some conversations should be avoided.

5 tricks to avoid uncomfortable conversations, no matter where you are for the holidays

Here's how to keep conversations civil at the dinner table during the holiday season.

There’s a less painful way to make small talk than asking ‘What do you do?’

If making small talk is painfully awkward for you, it might be because you're asking the wrong questions. For example, the question "What do you do?" can be too intimate of a question for some people. A better version of the question is "What keeps you busy?"
Look out for these common grammar errors in any writing you do.

10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you’re probably making without realizing it

10 embarrassing grammar mistakes you're probably making without realizing it

Need to Know podcast: Conversation tips for making small talk in a social setting

Get to know how to master the art of small talk.
You may not know that you're making these grammar errors.

9 grammar rules you’re probably breaking without realizing it

Grammar rules often get overlooked in the daily flow of conversation. Stepping back and thinking about your message can help you use the right grammar when speaking or writing. Here are nine grammar rules you're probably breaking without even realizing.