Easy Steps – Conversation Starters
A common situation wherein your phone rings and you see a notification or a message. And when you check your phone, you will see a invitation to a party.
But you will feel that you will have problems with talking to other people that you know since you essentially know only one person.
It is a fact that around 15 million people in the US are suffering from social anxiety. It is a common thing today for a person to feel uneasy when talking to a person who is new or a person that you do not know yet.
Good for you that there are tips in helping you with that kind of situation. Read articles that will have certain steps for starting a conversation.
Always make eye contact.
It could be very strange to talk to someone just like that. And this is why eye contact is necessary for this kind of situation.
It is also a good indicator whether or not you are allowed to speak to that certain person. And if the person you are talking to maintains eye contact, try giving out a simple smile.
And when they smile back, that will be a good indicator that he or she is interested.
It can be a good indicator if the person is actually busy or not as well. In cases that a person is just scrolling his or her phone, it would be a indicator that he or she is not open for talking.
Avoid people who are using head phones or people who are just reading a book.
Always wait for a cue to talk.
Never start a conversation awkwardly that is why the proper timing is important to start talking. Just keep it simple and you will see just how good the conversation will start.
Use the ambience or the environment to give you cues.
If you are waiting for something like a job interview, you can try doing small talk by talking about the decorations of the office.
You can always ask about how the interviewer’s day is going once the interview has started.
If you just enrolled in an exercise class and you want to have friends, try talking to the person next to you. You can start with just talking about the purpose of why you attended the exercise class. That will be a good way of starting a conversation with someone new.
Just be sure to follow these important steps and you will be able to meet and talk to new people in no time. These steps will really help you with your social anxieties.