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How to Make Small Talk 「どうでもいい話」をする方法
http://www.ehow.com/how_10812_make-small-talk.html

Small talk can be a big challenge, but a little preparation and confidence is all you need.
「無駄話」を舐めるな。大冒険になるかもしれん。だが少しの準備と勇気があれば大丈夫。

1.Practice. Converse with everyone you come across: cashiers, waiters, people you’re in line with, neighbors, co-workers and kids. Chat with folks unlike yourself, from seniors to teens to tourists.
練習しろ。すれ違った奴全員と喋れ。レジの人、ウェイター、話が合う人、ご近所さん、同僚に子供(ガキ)、誰でもいいからおしゃべりしろ。老人からティーンエイジャー、観光客、自分と似ていない奴とも話してみろ。

2.Read everything: cookbooks, newspapers, magazines, reviews, product inserts, maps, signs and catalogs. Everything is a source of information that can be discussed.
なんでもいいからとにかく読め:料理本、新聞、雑誌、書評、取説、地図に看板にカタログ。すべては、話のネタになる。

3.Force yourself to get into small talk situations, like doctors’ waiting rooms, cocktail parties and office meetings. Accept invitations, or host your own gathering.
「無駄話」しなきゃならない状況に自分を追いこめ。病院の待合室、カクテルパーティー、職場の会議みたいな場面だ。招待はすべて受けろ、でなきゃ自分で集まりを主催しろ。

4.Immerse yourself in culture, both high and low. Television, music, sports, fashion, art and poetry are great sources of chat. If you can’t stand Shakespeare, that too is a good topic for talk.
自分を「文化漬け」にしろ。高級なのと低級なの、両方だ。テレビ、音楽、スポーツ、ファッション、芸術、詩、どれもおしゃべりの大きなネタ元だ。おまえさんがシェークスピアに我慢ならないというなら、どれだけ嫌いかというのも十分話題になる。

5.Keep a journal. Write down funny stories you hear, beautiful things you see, quotes, observations, shopping lists and calls you made. That story of the long-distance operator misunderstanding you could become an opening line.
日誌をつけろ。おまえが耳にした笑い話、目にした美しいもの、引用、観察、購入品目リストも、かけた電話番号も書き出せ。おまえを誰かと勘違いした電話交換手の話だって、会話のきっかけになるかもしれない。

6.Talk to yourself in the mirror. Make a random list of topics and see what you have to say on the subjects. Baseball, Russia, butter, hip-hop, shoes … the more varied your list, the better.
鏡の前で自分相手にしゃべってみろ。でたらめな順番に話題を並べたリストを作れ。そして、それぞれの話題に合わせて何を言わなきゃならないならないか確かめろ。野球、ロシア、バター、ヒップホップ、靴……話題.リストは長ければ長いほどいい。

7.Expand your horizons. Go home a new way. Try sushi. Play pinball. Go online. Paint a watercolor. Bake a pie. Try something new every day.
おまえの活動範囲を拡大しろ。通ったことない道で帰ってみろ。寿司をためせ。ピンボールをやれ。ネットしろ。水彩画を描け。パイを焼いてみろ。毎日、なにか新しいものを試すんだ。

8.Be a better listener. Did your boss just say she suffers from migraines? Did your doctor just have twins? These are opportunities for making small talk.
今よりもっと良い聞き手になれ。上司は、ちょうど片頭痛で苦しんでると言ってなかったか? かかりつけの医者のとこは子は双子じゃなかったか? (連中は誰かにその話をしたくてうずうずしている) 「無駄話」をする機会はいくらもある。

9.Work on confidence, overcoming shyness and any feelings of stage fright. Remember, the more you know, the more you know you can talk about.
自信をつけろ。内気と人前であがることを克服しろ。知識が増えれば増えるほど、話題はどんどん増えていることを思い出せ。

Tips:
おまけ:
 Be yourself. Keep in mind that confidence and humor are superb substitutes for comedic genius or wit.
自分自身であれ。自信とユーモアは、コメディの才能やウィットの代わりを十分果たしてくれることを覚えておけ。

 Remember, you never have to do it alone.
思い出せ。会話しているとき、おまえは決して一人じゃないってことを。



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VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION

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VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to …his Class on the Problem Science has with GOD, the ALMIGHTY. He asked one of his New Christian Students to stand and …

Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, you Believe in GOD ?

Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor: Is GOD Good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor: Is GOD ALL - POWERFUL ?

Student : Yes.

Professor: My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.

But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, Young Fella.

Is GOD Good?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Is Satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor: Where does Satan come from ?

Student : From … GOD …

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this World?

Student : Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer)

Professor: Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

All these terrible things exist in the World, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who Created them ?

(Student had no answer)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Tell me, son … Have you ever Seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor: Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol,

Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.

Professor: Yes,Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat, White Heat,

a Little Heat or No Heat.

But we don’t have anything called Cold.

We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat, but we can’t go any further after that.

There is no such thing as Cold.

Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

We cannot Measure Cold.

Heat is Energy.

Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

(There was Pin-Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is Night if there isn’t Darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir.

Darkness is the Absence of Something

You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light …

But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called Darkness, isn’t it?

In reality, Darkness isn’t.

If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure.

Sir, Science can’t even explain a Thought.

It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.

To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that

Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.

Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved from a Monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument was going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

Cannot even prove that this Process is an On-Going Endeavor,

Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?

Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

(The Class was in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor’s Brain?

(The Class broke out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? …

No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol,

Science says that You have No Brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?

(The Room was Silent. The Professor stared at the Student, his face unfathomable)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.

Student : That is it sir … Exactly !

The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.

That is all that Keeps Things Alive and Moving.

I believe you have enjoyed the conversation, and if so,

you’ll probably want your friends/colleagues to enjoy the same. Won’t you?

Forward them to increase their knowledge, or FAITH.

That student was Albert Einstein. 

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