If you are someone who feels uncomfortable when meeting people, you may feel that this is a knack, which you either have naturally, or you don’t. You’d be wrong. It is a skill, just like playing tennis or being good at singing. The more you practice it, the better you become at it.
Anyone can learn how to meet people and overcome their nervousness about it. It is a skill that you can learn in just a few steps and each time you practice how to meet people, it will become easier and you will feel more confident and comfortable with it. The great thing about this is that the more comfortable you are when you meet people the more comfortable you will make other people feel and they will respond more positively to you.
Here are ten easy steps you can take to meet people:
1. Get out and about
Who are you going to meet staying home and watching TV? Don’t waste opportunities to meet people. Go out regularly, even if it’s just to your local bar, library, cinema or store.
2. Look and feel good
This isn’t about dressing to impress, but in being comfortable with the face you present to the world. That way, you can approach people confidently and that is the best way to meet people and have them become your friends. People are worried about becoming friends with people who will be needy, so don’t appear desperate for friends, even if you are!
3. Have fun!
In keeping with not looking needy, you should go out and have fun, if you want to meet people. This works in several ways: you will make yourself happier, so you can function without making lots of friends; you will look like a more appealing friend if you appear happy and fun-loving; the activities you do to have fun are also your best opportunities to meet like-minded people with whom you can naturally strike up a friendship.