If you feel you are the awkward person at social events or you struggle to start a conversation, you need to develop social skills and this post is for you.
If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events and functions or you struggle to start a conversation because you’re shy, it can impact your social life and your career. Social skills, such as communication, empathy, interpersonal and listening skills, are beneficial not just to your personal life but also to your professional life. So let us discuss more about social skills in today’s post.
What are the social skills?
Social skills are the skills we use to communicate and interact with each other. Social skills include written, verbal, nonverbal and visual communication used to relay a message to others. Common ways in which you exercise your social skills are:
The language you use
The tone, pitch and volume of your voice
Gestures you make
Your body language
Eye contact with others when communicating
How to develop social skills:
Learn people’s name :- We feel really good if in the second meeting people remember our name and address us with our name. Remembering the name of the person is very important thing.
Encourage others to talk about themselves:- When you speak, you say what you know, but when you listen you will definitely learn something new.
Interrupt less:- The best appreciation we can give a person is ‘attentive and interesting listening’. So be a Good Listener.
Ask questions where people can answer much more than simple “Yes” or “No”
listen with intent to learn and understand:- we often listen to reply not to understand, but if we listen to understand we can develop good relationship.
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Few more simple and effective tips
Offer genuine compliments and appreciation
Read Books about social skills
Say please and thank you, these two words cost nothing but can create huge value for the other person.
Give without expecting a get, but I bet you will definitely get if not from the same person then from others.
Pay attention to your body language, when you speak as well as when you listen.
Stay up to date on current news and stories so that you have something to talk about
Don’t respond to negativity
Don’t nitpick, no one is perfect try to understand people.