by Kat Boogaard, Contributor, Inc.com
Even for the most outgoing among us, small talk can be undeniably awkward. Whether you're starting a conversation at a networking function or are one of the first few people to arrive early for a meeting, filling the silence by talking with people you hardly know can inspire its fair share of sweaty palms.
Use these five tips to make small talk at least a little easier, and you'll no longer groan at the thought of chatting about the weather.
Read Kat Boorgaard's tips at Inc.com