These are tips to help you feel comfortable for those who normally standing around at a party. Next time I will talk about how to rock that party!
- Find out everything you can about the party and those who will be attending. This way you know what to talk to them.
- Wear good conversation starter; anything that will draw attention (in a good way) and inspire people to approach you. But don’t overdo it, you are not a peacock.
- Make light topic for conversation. Heavy subjects are better once you get to know them.
- Know some conversation starter. Check CNN or tabloid, what ever you prefer before the event. So you can get conversation going.
- Arrive early: This gives you the opportunity to warm up slowly as the other guests gradually arrive.
- Remember in detail the accomplishment you’re most proud of just before entering the room. The memory will flood your system with endorphins, which is an instant confidence booster.
- Breathe! When feeling self-conscious, people often draw short, shallow breaths, which only make things worse. Focus on taking deep breaths, which have an instant calming and grounding effect.
- Greet everyone like you’re the host of the party.
- Move around the room. Position yourself around bar or food table.
- Approach people standing alone: they’re probably feeling awkward and lonely and will be grateful to you for saving them.
That’s it for now. Be happy & be social!