Know Some Current Topics

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

The secret dance to a deep conversation.

medium.com

Take a Shower

Anecdotal evidence links shower to creativity.

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

11 Ways to Think Outside the Box

lifehack.org

But how do you listen? Effective listening is about more than just passively receiving information. Instead, you need to show the other person that you’re listening.

The following body language shows that you’re listening:

  • Turning toward the person (don’t stare off into space or look away)
  • Nodding (or shaking your head)
  • Making eye contact (just be sure not to overdo it or it can be creepy)

Finally, don’t talk too much. Really listen; be quiet and take in what the person is saying.

10 Ways to Improve Your Social Skills and Be More Outgoing

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