Are you desperately looking for topics when it comes to small talk?
What helps me is the random question:
First, choose one of the W words:
What, when, why, which, where, who?
Stick to it.
Then add something that refers to the last sentence your conversation partner said.
“We were in Chile this winter.”
— “What did you eat?”
— “Where would you go next?”
— “Who joined you?”
“I read a book on Sartre.”
— “When will you finish it?”
— “What is your favorite bookshop?”
— “What’s on the cover?”
I often surprise myself with this method. Let’s talk.