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  • Meeting new people can be intimidating.

  • Instead of worrying about how to make yourself feel comfortable,

  • shift your attitude to focus on making the people around you feel comfortable.

  • How To Impress Everyone You Meet

  • Approaching People

  • If you're on your own at a party, join groups of three or more that typically more open to a new person.

  • Good job!

  • When it's just two people, an unexpected third can feel like a crowd.

  • Don't wait for people to approach you. Approach them!

  • Smile warmly, stand up straight, and make eye contact.

  • Good things come to those who initiate.

  • Here! Have a beer!

  • Remember these words.

  • "So how about you?"

  • Invite them to tell you about themselves.

  • And to go in that direction that they're excited to go in.

  • Well, this is awkward.

  • One easy remedy for an awkward silence is food.

  • Recipes, diets, restaurants. Everyone has something to say about food.

  • On The Phone

  • Stand and smile on phone interviews.

  • This improves the quality of your voice, and will make you sound more confident.

  • Hello!

  • Wait three seconds before answering questions.

  • It helps you process the question and you won't seem rushed or nervous.

  • In A Circle

  • When standing in a circle of people, open it up to allow a new person in.

  • You'll make a great impression on that person, and on the other people in the circle.

  • Make a graceful exit.

  • My mom plays ice hockey.

  • Wow!

  • When exiting a conversation, interrupt yourself, not them.

  • Make it clear that you enjoy the conversation, and that you have a reason for leaving.

  • ...but I have to go to work. But it was great to meet you.

  • Great meeting you.

  • See ya!

  • Nice guy!

  • What a gentleman!

  • If I had a daughter, I would let her date him.

  • Oh my god! I was like "what we're gonna talk about?"

  • Sandwiches come flying out of nowhere.

  • Yeah!

Meeting new people can be intimidating.

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    Lily Chou posted on 2018/03/18
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