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Listen Carefully

Listen Carefully

One of the best ways to deal with socially awkwardness is listening carefully while you are communicating with someone individually or in a group.

The most common problem of not listening to someone may be “you are lost in your thoughts.” so when communicating with others, try to listen properly when in a conversation.

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Trying the above-mentioned techniques is sure to give you a better way to kick-start a new, confident life and communicate others without being socially awkward.

In order to deal with the situation better and faster, it is important to understand what causes social awkwardness in details so you can avoid making the mistakes and increase confidence with positive and required steps.

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Make Eye Contacts

This is a psychological fact – Developing eye contact makes you confident. More people agree to your point when you make eye contacts with them and they’ll find you more confident. So when you are talking to someone new or a known person, make eye contact when talking or if someone is speaking to you.

Make sure you don’t stare at them as this will reduce their interest in conversation and they’ll find you an annoying person. Creating positive eye contact shows your interest.

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Symptoms and Causes of Social Awkwardness
  • Feeling nervous or uncomfortable in social situations
  • Bad conversational flow
  • Constantly replaying that embarrassing moment
  • Feeling self-conscious of every little thing you do
  • Being hesitant and timid
  • Trying hard to avoid breaking the social rules
  • Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time

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Smile More

Smile is the best way to overcome the socially awkward symptoms when you meet new people. Smile not just makes you look adorable, but also reduces your social awkwardness.

This will help others at ease so that they are more comfortable in your company. This is important because the other person also may be dealing with social awkwardness and your smile can do wonders for them also. Smiling will boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

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Ask Questions

Asking questions and seeking their agreement about the topics increase their interest in communicating with you. While this will give a sudden boost to your confidence, it is important to make sure not to start every conversation with a question or as too many questions during a conversation. Think how you can others feel relaxed and give them space to express their thoughts.

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Team Up with Someone Skilled & Confident

We all have someone in a group who we find the most confident and love to interact with. Communicating more with such people can help you to overcome your problem of social awkwardness.

You can learn a lot from their behavior. Learn how they interact and create confidence while communicating.

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Improve Non-Verbal Skills

Non-verbal skills are very important in increasing your confidence. In fact, experts claim that the success of any conversation depends on how you say things rather than what you say.

While communicating with others, try to be polite and avoid taking over the conversa

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Firm Shake Hands

People love the confident people and since everything starts with a handshake, so make sure to start with a confidence.

Shake hands firmly and with confidence when you meet new people. Grip the person’s hand firmly and confidently.

A cool and firm handshake indicates confidence while sweaty palms and a weak grip send awkward signals.

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  • Let your body do the talking. Body language and facial expressions can be just as important as your words. Your posture is key. 
  • Be mindful of your tone of voice. You make others feel at ease if your voice is calm and/or friendly. 
  • Be a good listener. How you listen is just as important as what you say. Leave any distractions alone and maintain eye contact from time to time. 
  • Take a reality check. If you find your mind going to the opposite of confident thinking, stop and check the facts. 
  • Smile. Smiling generally lightens your mood and makes other people respond more positively to you. 

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If you want to connect with people, however, you need to put away your phone. It will seem awkward at first, maybe even painful. But if you want to have a conversation, you need to first signal that you’re open to talking.

Putting away your phone sends a signal that you want to talk, and it also makes you more likely to take in your surroundings (including any potential conversation partners).

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1.After you “screw up” or say something you “shouldn’t have” – write down what you’ll say next time

2. Before and after going to an event or meeting, write down how you’re feeling, what makes you nervous and what you could do in the worst case scenario

3. Before going to office or event, write down conversational questions you could ask. Practice saying them out loud.

4. Write down things you are interested in and why .

5. Write down one small thing you can do each day to help you move closer to your goal.

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