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Increased Self-awareness

Increased Self-awareness

If you don’t know who you are, you can’t truly connect. You won’t get across what you’re about to others. 

That’s why it’s important to have a firm grasp on your strengths, weaknesses, opinions, interests, etc.

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Know Some Current Topics

Having a topic or two in mind can help when you’re running low on things to say. 

Good topics are usually light (not politics, religion, etc.) and either funny or opinion provoking.

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Raise Your Self-Esteem

Create a life you love and learn to appreciate your uniqueness.

Many social issues come from a low sense of self-worth. This causes your conversations to suffer before they begin.

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Connecting

Connecting with friends means letting them to know you and vice versa.

Talk about yourself, disclose your life facts, opinions and feelings. This way, you have have subjects to talk about and you form lasting bonds.

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A Confident Body Language
  • Stand straight.
  • Hold your head up.
  • Unfold your arms and relax your hands.
  • Establish eye contact.
  • Smile.

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Practice

To get better you need to get out there, consistently practice conversation skills, make mistakes and learn from them. There is no other way.

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Be Present

Being in the present moment is one of the most important traits of improving social skills. 

By paying attention to what’s going on, you catch the details you can use later in the conversation.

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So maybe when the status quo response to some circumstance just isn’t working, try taking a shower.

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Whenever faced with uncertainty when trying to make conversation, you might want to consider making small talk. 

It can work wonders and it helps with getting to know the other.

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Scott H Young

"People don’t judge you so much for who you are as they judge you for how you communicate yourself."

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