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people talking at a party We all can benefit from a few reminders about socializing, whether it’s for business or for fun. (Photo: Shutterstock)

You are good at making small talk.  You know how to work a room and get people talking.  But every so often, something happens – the mood changes and you wonder “What did I do wrong?”  Here are eight mistakes to avoid in social situations.

1.  Moving too quickly.  You mention you are an insurance professional.  From their reaction, you assume they are fascinated.  You start talking about business.  You ask questions about the insurance they carry and who is their agent.  They start to back away.

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