How to Avoid an Awkward Social Moment

after-party_300Dreading an upcoming social obligation because of a personal life change (like a recent separation)? Take this advice from Don Gabor, a communications coach based in Brooklyn: Prepare stock answers for awkward questions.

While there’s a good chance that people will stay away from subjects that may be sore, rehearsing answers to questions you hope aren’t asked will make you feel more comfortable going into the party. Having a mental tab of a half-dozen other topics to chat about will help, too.

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