Originally Posted by gettoasty
This is not a matter of whether I can perform the said task but rather how I can do it better.
To be constructive for the OP: you can do it better by focusing on what the client needs you to do in that exact situation and doing it. If there are a lot of signature pages or other things to go through, they will appreciate you queuing everything up, always having the next signature page ready the moment they are done with the prior one, and directing the whole process efficiently and quickly
If they want to chit-chat they will give you an indication - they'll make a joke about all the documents, or they'll ask you a random question, or something. Follow their
lead. You just have the next document ready - if they sign it in silence, don't make small talk. If they make small talk, say something short
in response and let them lead the conversation if that's what they want to do (them: "Wow, lots of papers!", you: "Yeah, but don't worry, I'll get you through it pretty quickly.", them: (as they're signing) "Ha ha, thanks. Did you see the Yankees/Cowboys/whatever game last night?", you: (as you're handing them the next document) "No, I'm a Red Sox/Giants fan... what happened last night?", etc.).
Nothing to it. Just relax and focus on the task at hand above all else. The people at your firm would rather hear afterwords that you were efficient and boring than overly chatty.