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How do you improve social skills?

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Whether it is social anxiety, or not knowing how to correctly read other people, there are ways that we can learn and push ourselves that can greatly benefit our interactions with other people. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-nikki-martinez-psyd-lcpc/5-ways-to-improve-your-so_b_9861028.html
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We can improve these interactions and further our social life, our work life, and our relationships with these tips: 1. Learning to Read Body Language. 2. How we carry ourselves in an interview. 3. Have some topics to use in your back pocket. 4. Learn to be an active listener. 5. Shut down outside distractions.
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What can you do to improve on your social skills?
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Make the decision to talk to new people and to enter into conversations even when you’re feeling nervous about it. Over time, it will get easier and you’ll quickly start improving your social skills.
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If going to a party or spending time in a crowd seems overwhelming, start small. Go into the grocery store and say, “Thank you,” to the clerk or go to a restaurant and order your food. Practice making small talk gradually.
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Yes, start by doing the simple stuff. Once you get used to talking to people, it'll be easier.
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Ask questions that require more than a yes or no answer and you may open the door to invite the other person to keep the conversation going.
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i smile at them or i find something to compliment on them and they will go the whole day about how they got/ achieved that:+1:
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Most people really enjoy talking about themselves. Ask a question about a person’s career, hobbies, or family. Show you’re interested in hearing what is being said.
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Compliments can be a great way to open the door to a conversation. Offer a co-worker a compliment on a presentation he gave at a meeting or compliment your neighbor on his new car. Compliments can show others that you are friendly.
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Read books about social skills. There are many books on the market that can help you learn specific social skills and ways to start conversations. You’ll need to practice them over and over again.
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Good manners go a long way in improving social skills. Practice being polite, showing gratitude, and using good table manners.
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Non-verbal communication is very important. Pay attention to the type of body language you use. Try to appear relaxed, make appropriate amounts of eye contact, and appear open to conversation.
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Read up on current trends and news stories so you have something to talk about with people. Try to avoid anything that is too controversial, such as politics, but do talk about other news stories that may be of interest.
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