19 Conversation Tips For The Awkward

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1. Say “cool” to everything:

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2. Keep up with pop culture! Interesting facts are great to whip out during conversation:

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3. When things get silent, always resort to talking about the weather:

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4. When someone opens up to you, act compassionate and concerned:

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5. Use your surroundings as inspiration for conversation starters:

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6. Laugh to show you are interested in the conversation:

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7. Use “yeah,” “yes,” and “sure” as often as possible. People love when you agree with them:

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8. When flustered or anxious, make up new words:

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9. Compliment people:

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10. Really engage people in conversation by giving helpful advice and feedback:

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11. Be open! Tell people about yourself:

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12. Have a social prop! Drink long sips of water in between spaces of awkward silence:

13. That way you will stay hydrated and your voice won’t crack when you start to speak:

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14. Plus, you’ll have to excuse yourself to the bathroom a lot to give yourself a moment to recuperate from all the social interaction:

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15. Smile!

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16. Be confident yet humble:

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17. Circulate the room. Try to keep conversations short:

18. But always know your limits:

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19. And remember, if all else fails, you always have “cool”:

 
 

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