With summer here, you’ll probably be attending parties all the time. Have you ever envied those people who seem comfortable in any social situation you put them in? Here are some secrets to help you be the life of the party whether you’re a true extrovert or need to fake it.
Wear something that commands attention. However, make sure you’re comfortable in your outfit so you don’t spend the night fidgeting with it or feeling out of place. Getting dressed up a little more than usual tends to give people some extra confidence. Wear tasteful clothing so that you can be sure you’re getting attention for the right reasons.
Make an entrance that everyone is sure to remember. Announce yourself as you walk in the door, maybe with the assistance of some sort of musical instrument. Start off the night with a big smile on your face. Happy people always look more approachable.
Give off the impression that you are full of self-confidence. Stand up straight and make eye contact when you are talking to someone. This might be hard to do at first if you are a shy person but practice makes perfect. People will begin to wonder what’s so great about you that makes you so self-assured and they will want to find out for themselves.
Smiling and flirting will make the person you are talking to feel like they are the center of your attention. Try to avoid ending up alone in a room with someone because you’ll be missing the rest of the party.
Make each person feel special by giving them compliments and finding out something special about them. This will give you a way to introduce guests to one another to make everyone think you know everyone else.
Rotate throughout the room. Try not to spend more than five minutes with one person. If you find that you don’t enjoy talking to someone, immediately make up an excuse and move on.
Read the news right before you leave for the party. This will give you plenty of things to talk about with new acquaintances. Talk about newly released movies or major events in your city. However, try your best to avoid talking about money, politics, religion, and yourself.
People standing around doors and food are often not worth your time. They are standing there because they are not very interested in conversation.
Try your best to remember everyone’s names. It makes them feel special and makes you look like you actually care.
Most importantly, do not act shy and wait for people to come to you. Introduce yourself to anyone who looks interesting. What’s the worst that can happen?