Here are some good advice about how to get to know people during parties:
-Wear a watsit! (what’s it?) It is a fancy item you wear, which give people the opportunity to come and talk to you.
“Those are great shoes, where did you get them?”
“Nice tie. I can’t believe they actually sell these and have people buy them.”
“You have ketchup on your cheek”
-Talk to the lonely prey. If people are standing alone, take that opportunity to talk to them and start your own group.
-There’s no need to know who’s right or who’s wrong. Nobody cares. Don’t start an argument. Unless everone wants it to happen.
-Have a glass in your hand, but don’t eat. I don’t feel like talking to someone who is swallowing a whole egg. Do you?
-Look in the eyes (and nowhere else). Even if you are drifting away, people will still think you are caring.
-If you are lost, repeat the last word you heard, as if you wanted more details. You can raise an eyebrow in the process.
-Remember the names! It is not so hard. Try to associate the names with ideas, or people you already know. (e.g michelle->beattles, see the person, have the song in your head)
-SMILE! Really, don’t use that fake smile. Just smile because you like meeting people.
-Touch. Touching people while calling them by their name means that you are really talking to them personnally.
-Always bring something. Even if it is the flower you picked up on the way… and have a story with it. People love the attention.
-Be like a butterfly. If you are enjoying yourself in a group, it means your job is done. You have to start another conversation somewhere else. You have to be restless. Don’t look back at that party and realize you only met 2 persons out of 20.
-Listen! Listen to what people tell you and use it in other conversations.
“John told me you were a good singer! Wanna sing something to me? Please?”
-If you came to find a partner, don’t stick to one person. Don’t let that person be bored of your presence. Leave at the right moment and talk to other people. Come back later and play hard to get. If you’re easy to have, then you’re not worth it.
I have so many things to say about that, I think I’ll continue later on the same topic.