This making friends checklist is essential for your success. Read this post to find out why. You will find the 8 skills in this checklist important for all of your relationships. You’ll learn to approach people and situations with positive thinking which means you approach unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way.
Conversation is a crucial part of making new friends. Communication is the key to all relationships.
You might have learned how to bisect a triangle in high school, but it’s unlikely anyone taught you how to have a successful conversation.
Some of us were lucky enough to have this skill naturally. Others need a touch of guidance and tons of practice. Either way, enhancing this skill can yield great benefits in your life.
See how conversation skills are often your ticket to a healthy social life:
1. Smile. It’s easier to start out and maintain a conversation if you’re smiling. Imagine two people at a party. One is smiling, and the other is clearly unhappy. Which one would you rather speak to?
● Having a smile is extending an invitation to everyone to enter your personal space and begin a conversation. Smiling also will keep people during a conversation longer.
A Positive Attitude Is Half the Battle Of Making friends:
2. Have a positive attitude. If you discover social interaction with strangers uncomfortable, having a positive outlook could possibly change your outcome at a party or talking with a stranger on the street. Just be sure to avoid having a conversation with the goal of impressing the opposite person. You don’t even know them. How can you know what will impress them?
● Have the intention of getting to know the other person.
● Show that you’re a friendly person.
● Make the other person feel good about themselves.
● If you can do these three things, you’ll have more friends than you can cram into your schedule.
3. Ask questions. Questions demonstrate interest. It’s also a simple thanks to getting the ball rolling. Ask questions that need an extended response than an easy yes or no answer. Ask the other person about their hobbies or other interests. Find out what they enjoy and ask a few questions about that.
4. Show interest. You can show interest by asking questions, giving your full attention, maintaining eye contact, being an honest listener, and together with your facial expressions. Be interested. It’s the greatest compliment you can give someone.
People Notice and Like When You Remember Their Name:
5. Use the other person’s name. Ensure you get the other person’s name and then use it in conversation. “That’s so funny, Steve.” People like to hear their name. It will also make it easier for you to recollect it. The more you say it, the less likely you are to forget it.
6. Keep the conversation going. Allow the conversation to drift to more interesting topics than the weather, work, or the Cubs prospects for the year. Use questions to keep the conversation moving forward. Look for topics that interest you both. This is a key component of any type of relationship.
7. Stay in touch. You’re not making a replacement BFF in 10 minutes of chatting, but you never know what the long term outcome could be. Ensure that you can speak again in the future. Give the opposite person your card and exchange phone numbers or email addresses.
8. Practice as much as you can. Imagine that everyone you meet has been sent to give you the practice you need to master your communication skills. You’ll never run out of potential victims for practicing. You might become the most popular person you know.
Sharpening your conversational skills can boost your social life to a tremendous level. With each conversation, you’ve got a new chance to practice your skills and potentially make a replacement or new friend.
Keep the following skills in mind when making friends with someone new. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have the conversational skills of an interview show host.
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