Part 1: What is Schmoozing?
to schmooze (verb):
Below are two slightly different definitions of the word schmooze:
i) Talk with someone in a lively and friendly way, typically in order to impress or manipulate them.
ii) Chat in a friendly and persuasive manner especially so as to gain favor, business, or connections.
Part 2: Schmoozing in the Business World
insincere: (adj.) lack of genuine honesty or authenticity
manipulative: (adj.) exerting control or influence for personal gain
empty compliments: (n.) praise without genuine meaning
Part 3: Vocabulary Exercise
Part 4: Write a short piece on how you perceive the concept of schmoozing in the business world.
Part 5: Discussion
- How do you perceive the concept of schmoozing in the business world
- Have you ever encountered situations where schmoozing was used effectively? If yes, please share your experience.
- Can schmoozing be viewed as an essential skill in your industry? Why or why not?