The word schmooze derives from the Yiddish shomuesn, which in turn derives from the Hebrew shmue, meaning rumour. Today, use of the term implies a warm conversation; to shoot the breeze; to pass the time chatting.

People schmooze when they feel good about just chatting, coming away having opened or strengthened a relationship. Good schmoozers may also derive benefits from schmoozing. These are generally indirect, resulting from the warmth of their interactions.

Mingling has always been part of the process too. Soon we'll be inviting you to schmoozle with us...

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