Practice

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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Communication

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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.

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.

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.
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.

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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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

These days, there are apps to deliver everything from groceries to toothpaste to tacos. Combine this with services that let you stream more media than you could ever consume in a lifetime, and it’s easy to spend most of your time inside, at home.

  • Shop for groceries in person instead of online.
  • Go out to eat instead of ordering delivery (bonus points if you invite a friend or family member).
  • See a movie at the theater instead of streaming it.
  • Buy books at a local bookstore instead of on Amazon.

10 Ways to Improve Your Social Skills and Be More Outgoing

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