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12 Ways To Improve Social Skills And Make You Sociable Anytime. HOW TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS?

12 Ways To Improve Social Skills And Make You Sociable Anytime. HOW TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS?


if you feel like you’re the awkward
person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because
you’re shy it can impact your social life in your career however you can
start improving your social skills by following these twelve strategies and
soon you’ll be able to enter into conversations with confidence 1 behave
like a social person you can behave like a more social creature even if you don’t
feel like it don’t allow anxiety to hold you back make the decision to talk to
new people and to enter into conversations even when you’re feeling
nervous about it over time it will get easier and you’ll quickly start
improving your social skills to start small if necessary if going to a party
or spending time in a crowd seems overwhelming start small go into the
grocery store and say thank you to the clerk or go to a restaurant and order
your food practice making small talk gradually 3 ask open-ended questions if
you want the attention of you in a conversation get familiar with
open-ended questions encourage others to talk so you won’t have to make the idle
chitchat ask questions that require more than a yes or no answer and you may open
the door to invite the other person to keep the conversation going or encourage
others to talk about themselves most people really enjoy talking about
themselves ask a question about a person’s career hobbies or family show
you’re interested in hearing what is being said if you want to keep the
conversation going you should make it like playing ping pong 5 create goals
for yourself establish some small goals for yourself
perhaps you want to practice one particular skill or maybe you want to
start attending a social activity in your community establish a goal and
begin to work on strategies that will improve your social life 6 offer
compliments generously compliments can be a great way to open the door to a
conversation offer a co-worker a compliment on a presentation he gave at
a meeting or compliment your neighbor on his new car 7 read books about social
skills there are many books on the market that can help you learn specific
social skills and ways to start conversations however keep in mind that
reading about these skills won’t make you an expert you’ll need to practice
them over and over again 8 practice good manners good manners go a long way in
improving social skills practice being polite showing gratitude and using good
table manners 9 pay attention to your body language nonverbal communication is
very important pay attention to the type of body language you use try to appear
relaxed make appropriate amounts of eye contact and appear open to conversation
10 join a social skills support group many communities offer social skills
support groups support groups help people who feel shy awkward or extremely
anxious in social situations learn and practice new skills you’ll start
improving social skills and may be able to make new friends who understand your
difficulties 11 stay up-to-date on current events read up on current trends
and new stories so you have something to talk about with people try to avoid
anything that is too controversial such as politics but do talk about other news
stories that may be of interest it can be a great way to start a conversation
and can help you stick to neutral subjects
twelve identify and replace negative thoughts if you have a lot of negative
thoughts about your social interactions it could become a self-fulfilling
prophecy for example a person who thinks I’m really awkward and I will embarrass
myself may sit in the corner at a party as a result he may leave the party
thinking that he must be really awkward because no one talked to him identify
negative thoughts that are likely dragging you down replace them with more
realistic thoughts such as I can make conversation and I can meet new people
good social skills are essential for effective communication if you find
socializing with others a challenge start to take on my suggestions and
practice each of them consistently if you learn something new like and share
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