5 Tips For Successfully Meeting People For The First Time

May 2, 2009 by  
Filed under Meeting People


There are certain simple things that you require considering in order to make your experience of meeting people for the first time a pleasant one. Below given are some tips for you to follow when you meet someone for the first time:

1. Be yourself. When you are perceived as being confident and relaxed, the other person also feels more confident and relaxed chatting with you. This also helps you avoid putting up a fake image of yourself in front of others and then, trying your best to maintain it every time you meet them.

2. It can be a scary thing meeting new people, sometimes. But all you need to do is build your confidence and self-esteem and challenge your negative self-talk. Usually, at events, getting into conversations with people you know and then meeting people you don’t know proves to be of great help in avoiding getting tongue-tied or saying things that sound funny or seem out of place.

3. Stop believing in ‘first impression is the last impression’. Although it is quite important to present yourself in decent ways to give a good first lasting impression, do not judge others on the same basis. It is quite possible that they are also nervous chatting with you or that they simply had a bad day. Give them some time in order to strike a good comfort level with them.

4. While starting up a conversation with people you are meeting for the first time, it is advisable to ask them things about themselves. However, avoid getting too personal and getting into discussions on politics, sex, religion, or death. Gradually, when you listen to them speaking about the things they do or the things they like or dislike, you will be able to realize what’s common between you and them.

5. They say that ‘smile because a smiles can do the magic for you’ and this certainly holds true when it comes to meeting new people. Also try being friendly with them, since this will make them feel more comfortable, as well as try maintaining an eye contact which shows that you are also comfortable and confident chatting with them.