Small talk (also known as chit chat) is conversation that is strictly kept light between people who really do not know each other well enough to engage in more “heavier” topics.
Such is the case of those individuals who suffer from a condition called Social Anxiety Disorder (or SAD for short). This type of disorder can make small talk an extremely anxiety producing action. Although there are different methods to extinguish or lessen this form of anxiety, a good method is to prepare for topics that are most likely to come up during normal small talk. You have to do a little homework, which in turn, will help boost your confidence level.