We all dread it: that panicky, palm-sweating moment of walking into a noisy, crowded networking event—and realizing everybody there is a total stranger. Thankfully, there is a better solution than standing quietly against the back wall for the whole evening. What if, instead of entering with nervousness, you entered with confidence, knowing you were armed with tools to easily approach and talk to anyone?
As an executive coach, my job is to make every client feel relaxed and comfortable talking to me. After all, coaching doesn’t work if the client can’t be open and honest. That’s why I’ve honed these five easy and proven tips to help you start a flowing conversation with anyone.