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How to Mingle

How to Mingle


How to Mingle. If the idea of walking into a room full of
strangers strikes fear into your heart… welcome to the club. But there are ways to overcome this common
social phobia. You will need A little bravery Business cards
A little bravery and business cards. Step 1. Eat before the party. You’re not going to meet anyone if you’re
sitting down with a plate of food or constantly have your mouth full. Plus, you won’t have to worry about garlic
breath, spinach in your teeth, and sauce on your face. Step 2. Upon arrival, identify the most uncomfortable-looking
person standing alone. Stride confidently up to them, and introduce
yourself with a smile. Not only will this get you a warm reception,
but it will prevent you from becoming the most pathetic person in the room. A simple icebreaker like, “So how do you
know the host?” will help begin the conversation. Step 3. Don’t get too comfortable with your new
friend. The whole point of mingling is to meet new
people, so excuse yourself after five or ten minutes of chitchat with a “It was really
nice meeting you.” If you’re speaking to a VIP in the room,
it’s particularly important that you move along, so you don’t monopolize their time. Step 4. Find another target and begin the process
again. Practice on enough wallflowers and you’ll
soon have the confidence to approach someone intimidating. Step 5. Let the other person do most of the talking. And really listen—resist the urge to think
about what you want to say next while they’re still babbling. The key to successful schmoozing is to act
like you’re fascinated by the other person, not trying to impress them with _your_ wit
and charm. Step 6. Maintain eye contact. Not in a creepy, Hannibal Lecter way; just
don’t scan the room for someone more interesting while your conversational partner is talking. That’s just plain rude—even if he is describing
his appendectomy in excruciating detail. Step 7. Whenever you find yourself in a group, keep
an eye out for loners hovering on the edge. Be gracious and bring them into the conversation. Step 8. Feel free to give our business cards, but
be discriminating. Handing them out to every single person you
come into contact with makes you look cheesy, not friendly. Step 9. “Leave them wanting more” is a good rule
not only for individual chats, but for the event in general—_especially_ if you’ve
met someone intriguing. Better to disappear after you’ve made a
good impression than hang around all night and risk ruining it! Did you know Thirty percent of women surveyed
said they are more drawn to the “shy guy in the corner” than the “ringmaster”
of a party.

Comments (7)

  1. oh my gosh i like this vid, helped me a lot

  2. This actually helps!

  3. The survey at the end is not what you should base your actions off. Women might say it, but it is far from what is actually true.

  4. 30% of women are more drawn to the shy guy at the corner? What a glass half full statement, because that means 70% of the women are drawn to the party ringmaster.

  5. Ya cracking out plenty of small talk my love😝

  6. That woman wasn't a good start

  7. Who r looking to mingle?

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