This question is one about confidence:
“I love the stuff you guys are doing about friendship, but I think it assumes a level of confidence in social situations that I don’t feel. How do I generate the kind of confidence that will enable me to initiate conversations or hold my own in social settings?”
Bart has no fast-track to universal confidence to offer, but in this episode he shares a multi-point strategy that will give you a solid footing in social situations and lead to higher confidence.
Takeaways: Set a goal for the conversation that is not impressing the other person; show up with questions to ask in hand, listen to the answers; stay focused on the other person. Be genuinely curious; asking the questions puts you in control; show humility and tell someone know when they tell you things you didn’t know, or are interested in; be aware of your body language, avoid unconfident movements; as a socially generous person, you can play a connecting role for others you’ve talked to.
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