It can be scary and intimidating to have to walk up to people, strange people, people who are unknown to you, strangers, and strike up a conversation. Unfortunately, we all have to do this sometimes. Whether it’s a company mixer or a fundraiser bash or, well, life, creating stimulating, natural conversation is a great skill for anyone to have.
WikiHow is here to help. With a comprehensive but simple article, How to Talk to Strangers addresses just that. Their tips are, if not somewhat intuitive, also very helpful. Particularly for those of us who have difficulty in these situations, I think this could be a great article and I recommend checking it out.
The related article, How to Become Sociable, can also be useful for the more shy among us.
WikiHow calls talking to strangers “the social equivalent of skydiving. It’s fun, interesting, and risky. And it will change your life.” The advantages of pushing your boundaries can be significant. So at the start of a new weekend (yay!), ignore your mothers advice and talk to strangers!