Step 1 Smile and wave
Never be afraid to use gestures that show you are open for a chat, this can be a smile, nod, wave, raised eyebrows, etc. This can sound bold for you, but smiling to the people you don’t know is the best sign to show you are ready to talk. You can try this in everyday life with your co-workers and then move your practice on strangers and you will be amazed with the results.
Step 2 Speak first
We all feel ok talking back when someone starts the conversation, but the best trick of excellent pick up is starting a conversation out of the blue. Look at the world as a place full of opportunities you just need to seize and don’t wait when someone will address you. Be the one, who starts talking first!
You can start your practice with people you normally don’t’ talk with, an old woman at the bus stop, a seller at the shop, etc. Become comfortable doing it, to have no hesitations when the time comes.
Step 3 Develop your chit-chat charm
So, what you can talk about? Statistics shows that the best conversations are those based on the topics interested for both parties. You can start with the weather, event taking place in your area, a new billboard up the street, latest news, etc.
To practice this, work on asking for person’s view on things and having an opinion. Try to get playful tone of conversation and always ask questions, this will ensure an answer and the conversation will go on. Open the door for a chat, don’t only toss your observations.
Step 4 Stop talking
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You need to know the moment when to stop talking. When you have opened the door for conversation, be quiet and surprise a person you are a great listener. When you new acquaintance will walk away she or he would feel great having got some personal attention.
You can practice this by asking a stranger at least 3 questions and stop talking before making some other observations, letting a person open for you. When people feel they are appreciated your chances for the following conversation drastically increase.