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Watch more Friendship Advice videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/323-Friendship-Advice Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to make friends in a crowd of strangers with these simple steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Look for topics Before you join the crowd, find something interesting to comment on. It could be something general, like a recent headline, or something related to the event you're attending. Step 2: Sow seeds of conversation Notice where people are congregating and join a group. At a pause in the conversation, bring up the comment you thought of earlier. After exchanging a few words, excuse yourself and repeat the process, making the same comment to a few other groups. Make sure to keep track of who you've talked to. Step 3: Settle on a conversation After talking with several different groups, settle in to one conversation. Ask an open-ended question, comment on something in their response, and establish a natural flow of conversation. Tip When you show genuine interest in someone, they perceive you as interesting. Step 4: Use body language Use body language to make people feel comfortable. Smile to show interest, keep your shoulders back to give the impression of self-confidence, and use eye contact to build trust. Step 5: Invite others in When people who you spoke with earlier walk by, include them in the conversation by telling them what you're talking about and asking their opinion. The people you talked to in the beginning are more likely to join your conversation because you've already established a rapport with them. Most people don't like talking to complete strangers. Step 6: Let the conversation go Let the conversation take on a life of its own. Congratulations! You're now the social butterfly you always knew you were. Did You Know? According to a study, young people who are a little shy are less stressed than their extroverted peers.
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