60. Meet up in person
Friends on Facebook are not the same as real friends. Your in-person friendship can be complemented by online interactions. But in-person encounters and shared experiences are necessary to forge true friendships. Fortunately, face-to-face interactions are becoming more secure.
61. Accept what other people have to say and then add to it
Use the improv technique of saying, “Yes, and…” Improvisational comedy has a guideline that when someone speaks, you should agree with them and add to what they have said. This is due to the fact that stating “no, but” frequently ends conversations and turns them toward an adversarial tone.
Of course, you shouldn’t support a position that conflicts with your essential beliefs. But if someone complains about the weather, try saying, “Yes, it’s freezing and I’m worried about the flowers I planted last week,” rather than, “Well, at least it’s not as cold as last week” (which can feel like a shut down). There is still room for more discussion because of this.
62. Team up with an outgoing friend
Go to gatherings with an outgoing friend so they can assist you in networking. Ask one of your more extroverted friends to be your wingman and assist you meet people if you are more shy or introverted.
63. Show enthusiasm
People will be drawn to you if you enter a room with genuine passion and light up the place. On the other hand, no one will want to connect with you if you enter a room and come across as uninteresting and uninteresting. People who exude warmth, passion, and excitement are attracted to by nature.
64. Make a commitment to socializing at least once a week
It may seem obvious, but the more you get out and about, the more opportunities you have to meet people and form connections. To find events in your region, think about using meeting websites.
65. Observe someone
Making an observation and asking someone about it is the best method to start a discussion and even become friends.
For instance: “That’s an unique accent,” “I observed you are wearing,” etc. “Where are you from?” and “Those earrings are lovely.” Do they represent anything unique? People enjoy bragging about themselves and, more significantly, take pride in compliments when they are made.
66. Say a positive comment
People like being around optimistic people. Try to mention something that you like or are enjoying right now.
67. If someone is speaking, pay attention to them
It can be simple for people to get lost in the crowd, especially in huge crowds, or to feel unimportant. It will definitely set you apart from other attendees who may be on their phones or otherwise disinterested if you are there paying attention, demonstrating respect, and maintaining good eye contact.
68. Remember details
Recognizing a person’s birthday or the name of their dog shows that you care about them and that you can get along with them on a daily basis.
69. Ask someone for help
Although it could feel vulnerable, offering assistance to others is a terrific way to start a friendship.
70. Call people by names
This will show that you are truly paying attention to that person and make them feel valued by you.
71. Go beyond your comfort zone
It is simple to isolate yourself and live in your own bubble today, especially. Because many people are used to being alone, seeking interaction outside of their comfort zone might be uncomfortable.
72. Avoid rushing
Building a relationship takes time. Remember this when you look for connections (s).
73. Remember “the golden rule”
Treat others as you would like to be treated. While it could be challenging to comprehend why someone is occasionally challenging to cope with, take into account what might be happening in the background that affects their behavior. Don’t take it personally, once again.
74. Put your phone down and engage others in conversation in public
While you’re out in public, it’s simple to disappear behind your phone screen and get lost in the online world. Instead, say “hello” to the staff and customers when you visit your neighborhood coffee shop, grocery store, or any other local establishment you frequent and strike up a brief chat.
One strategy to meet new people and make connections with others is to say hello or have a brief conversation with folks you see daily or occasionally. Putting oneself out there and starting a discussion can be intimidating, but the upside outweighs the downside. You never know, the person you meet might turn out to be a lifelong buddy.