6 Lessons Learned: Communications

Ways to Start a Conversation With Someone

As an individual, you feel the necessity to make communications with other people and socialize with those around you. However, there are people who find it difficult to make such communications. According to statistics, approximately 15 million people in the United States of America suffers from social anxiety. You, being urged to read this article does not mean that you have a social anxiety but that you can be helped if ever you get into too much worry when you are invited to events and you fear that you’re not going to be talking to anyone there. Please read on in order to get yourself acquainted to the ways of starting a conversation with anyone.

How to Kindle the Fire of Conversation

1. CONNECT WITH THE EYE

If you have not been good in making communications with other people, you are likely to feel queer when you are being communicated to by someone whom you do not know. Sometimes, making an eye contact with that person can help you ease the uncomfortable feeling that you have inside. If you make eye contact, it will as if you are asking permission from that person for speaking. If you can notice that that person is trying to keep an eye contact with you, then show your smile. If you are given a smile in return, then that’s really awesome. Sometimes, this can also be a great way to know if they are busy and do not want to talk with you. If the person is texting on the phone, then that’s an indication that he is not open for some conversation. The same thing goes with those persons who have headphones on or are reading books.

2. CRACK SOME JOKES

If you and someone else seems not to feel at ease starting a conversation, cracking a joke is one way to break the silence. If you know in yourself that you find that difficulty in starting conversations, then it is a good move to collect some sensible jokes that you can use any time there is a need.

3. HOW ABOUT COMPLIMENTS

It is not proper to take compliments for granted. If you want to start a conversation with a person, then you should not make it appear that you are a boring kind. When you say some complimenting lines, there is huge chance that you can break the silence as well as the pressure. More often than not, sincere compliments fulfill the work.

Conversation for some people is hard to start. But with some cues and hints, you an potentially fight the pressure. Do keep in mind that eye contact, compliments and jokes are great aids if you have challenge in starting talks.