Office parties, family gatherings with extended family you don’t know or in between classes, the opportunity for small talk is everywhere but for some people these ‘opportunities’ lead to anxiety. That’s why Onstride Financial created an infographic to teach people how they can better their small talk skills with simple and handy tips.

Each section includes hacks on how to better phrase your questions, proper body language and even how to gracefully exit when you have had enough. Even if you find small talk painful, it is a necessary evil when it comes to getting through day to day life so why not dust up your skills? Scroll down below even if you think you know how to chit-chat you might learn something new!

People who read the graphic said the tips were very helpful