7 Unfailing Ways to Make New Friends Wherever You Go ...

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If you find that meeting people and connecting with them is really difficult, it's time to learn a few ways to make new friends that won't end in disaster.

When meeting people, communication is pretty much everything.

You can't connect with people when you don't communicate with them or you don't pick up on their ways of communication.

Keep reading to get tips on meeting people and ways to make new friends.

1. Introduce Yourself

One of the most essential ways to make new friends is to introduce yourself or have someone else introduce you.

How will you make new friends if you don't take the time out to meet people?

It's important to approach those friendly faces, say 'Hello,' tell them who you are, then strike up a conversation.

After that, then a friendship can develop, but the first step is the introduction.

Depending on where you are and whom you're with, your introduction may be formal, casual, humorous, etc.

Adapt to your surroundings and don't think your introduction is limited to 'Hello my name is Joy, what's yours?' Which brings me to my next point.

2. Pay Attention to Nonverbal Cues

You've got to pay attention to the nonverbal cues of your communication partners.

If someone looks like they're in a rush or they're busy, you may want to strike up a conversation another time, or find a new person with whom to communicate.

I can't tell you how many times I've seen people who were oblivious to their partner's nonverbal cues.

When your communication partner is tapping her foot, looking at her watch, giving one word answers, sighing, and looking away, it's time to end the conversation.3

Some people will tell you when they can't talk, but many people are passive and they won't.

Be mindful of nonverbal cues.

I'm sure your communication partner will appreciate it and they're more likely to want to talk to you another time.

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