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Avoiding awkward small talk: a guide to navigating any type of encounter

April 28, 2014 at 9:54 AM ET

Video: Authors Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker join TODAY to talk about their new book, “What to Talk About,” and offer advice on how to connect with others in more meaningful ways in almost any kind of situation.

Read an excerpt of "What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss" by Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker. 

Excerpted from What to Talk About: On a Plane, at a Cocktail Party, in a Tiny Elevator with Your Boss's Boss, copyright (c) 2014 by Chris Colin and Rob Baedeker. Used with permission by Chronicle Books, all rights reserved. 

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