The joys of parenting are many but the safety of your children is first. Now, when one is an adult the rules suddenly change! Talking to strangers when an adult enables one to make connections on both business and personal levels. However; some simple rules to help make you successful in this area are most likely the exact opposite of what your mother taught you! If you smile, act approachable and just be friendly you will see your contacts and relationships explode.
- Smile to make connections with new people
- Avoid anxiety and nervous habits to appear approachable
- Be open to small talk and conversations with strangers
“One of the side effects of parents telling their kids not to talk to strangers lingers when they are adults and need to make connections for their business. 1) Smile. People are naturally attracted to people who smile at them and it eases the way into a conversation. 2) Be approachable. If you are in a hostile, hurried or anxious state of mind, people avoid you. When you want to connect with people, be calm and centered. 3) Be friendly.”