Do you ever feel intimidated in social situations?
Have you ever wanted to walk up to someone new but didn’t know what to say?
Do you ever have a tough time holding a conversation?
Mastering the art of conversation is possible.
The following steps can help you feel more confident and comfortable during your next social interaction.
Not all of us can jump right into a conversation, and that’s okay!
Sometimes all we need is a little mental preparation.
Before diving in, you can practice deep breathing or repeat positive affirmations.
Instead of worrying about what the other person may say, you can think about what you may learn or gain from the conversation.
Keep It Light
When meeting someone new, keeping topics light can be a lot less intimidating.
Starting simple is the way to go.
You can ask the other person where they are from, compliment their outfit or ask how they know the event organizer. As time goes on, you can dive into deeper topics when/if you feel comfortable.
Listen And Learn
We can get to know others through active listening and taking an interest in their opinions.
We may not agree with everything other people say, but we can listen and learn from their perspectives.
Don’t be afraid to dive in and ask them how they feel about certain topics. Their answers may surprise you.