The art of introducing yourself to others and creating small talk may come naturally for some, but most people confess to feeling shy, embarrassed and don’t know where to start. Your inner ambitions are crying out for you to relate to others – just as other people are deeply interested to know you.
1. Small Talk
When you meet someone for the first time, the safest place to start is to talk about surface issues. For instance, make a comment about the weather, current events or the surroundings you are in
2. Fact Disclosure
This level of communication is slightly deeper than small talk in that you disclose facts about yourself without triggering topics of emotional interest.
3. Share Viewpoints and Opinions
Once you have established that the other person is "safe" through small talk, and have found areas of
common interest, you can build rapport by sharing your opinions and viewpoints.