talk less and listen more. Sure, you have things to say and want to get your chance to speak, but it’s wise on first encounters to only talk when necessary.You can learn so much more by observing others rather than dominating the conversation.Do you like to golf, kayak around lakes, or maybe you’re someone who is fascinated by historical sites?
Find something in common with the other person to help make your first encounter easier. Now, it may be tricky to find that common ground when you know little about each other, but you can look for subtle hints to help guide you.
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