Friday, August 01, 2014
You’re all glitzy and elegant in your black dress and Kwiat jewelry. All the VIPs are in attendance and you’re nervous how to strike a conversation. Relax. Here are some tips on how to do it during formal dinners. Think first what you’ll say and when you say it, pay close attention to the other person’s reaction. Be sincere about your topic; something you’re familiar with or has experienced, or something you genuinely feel passionate about, will be most handy. But be careful not to hog the talk. Listen also to what others are saying, and pick up their topic in relation to what you know. If you have really nothing in common to share, general conversations about the food, wine, music, fashion, or your jewelry will almost always work.
Kwiat is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.