Do you have any tips on how “not” to be so nervous when meeting new people? I’m always nervous in crowds or when meeting anyone new.
Hi, We all get nervous when meeting new people sometimes. It’s natural to want to make a great first impression.
When meeting new people always make eye contact and smile. Smiles are contagious and it shows everyone that you are warm and inviting. Also, once you learn their names, use them when addressing them. It forms a sense of familiarity. And lastly, ask questions and give compliments. People love talking about themselves.
Smiles, using names, and asking questions are all icebreakers. Once the ice is broken they will feel comfortable and you will feel less nervous and comfortable too.
I hope this helps.