How to turn strangers into friends!
Never feel uncomfortable again meeting new people
Most of us find the prospect of walking into a room full of strangers daunting.
Instead of thinking,
“I wonder who I’m going to get to meet tonight.”
There’s a phrase I like to use:
“The roof is an introduction”, which means that if you’re in the same place, you always have something in common. Remember that most people in any room feel uncomfortable. If we can be aware of that, and think,
Remember that most people in any room feel uncomfortable
And it’s a good point: you’re not there to monopolise one person all night long. If the other person is getting a little squirmy, they’re ready to move on.
Interrupt yourself, not them:
“It’s been so nice talking to you. I so enjoyed talking about…” and there you can let them know you’ve been listening to what they’re saying.
F.O.R.M.- How to BREAK THE ICE
This is a simple method that I have used for years and I have made many new friends this way.
Start with a warm, firm, friendly greeting and a smile. Firm but never squeeze a handshake too hard. Make it about them not you.
Treat them like a you would if they were a guest in your home.
We want to make a new friend… not sell.
The difference is selling serves a relationship and friendship builds a relationship. Involvement is where bonding begins.
This works well in many social functions as well.
“Always in good F.O.R.M.”
Good Questions…. (business networking)
2. What do you enjoy most about what you do? …