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How To Master Dinner Party Small Talk (Even If You’re Shy + Don’t Know Anyone)

“So, what do you do?”
“How do you know Michael?”
“Is this my glass?”
“I want to grab that shrimp cocktail and eat the entire thing right now!”

These are some of the (not particularly exciting) bits of small talk you’ll encounter at every dinner party, ever. And though they might seem innocuous enough, for some shyer folk, dinner parties are a maze of anxiety and frustration.

If you’re nodding along, today’s video is for you. In it, I share three ways you can quiet that inner critic (the one who’s telling you to keep that funny anecdote to yourself) and jump into the conversation.

Chatting doesn’t have to be scary. I promise.

In the comments below, tell me: what’s your favorite go-to dinner party question? 

Alexa Fischer

Meet Alexa Fischer

Wishbeads founder Alexa Fischer is an actress, teacher, author, and speaker whose work helps people go after their dreams, build their confidence, and break free from fear. It’s time to ignite your light.


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