Getting to know you

@zandi458 (27954)
Malaysia
May 1, 2007 12:05am CST
If you are invited to a private party and know nobody there except the host, how do you make yourself comfortable in this atmosphere. How to approach and make yourself approachable to the crowd?
2 responses
@franxexces (1098)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Find out about each other's common friends. Opening line: "How do you know (name of the host)?" Awkward moment: Expect to compete for attention. House parties usually involve people who already know each other or people in the process of getting to know one another. Be outgoing, but don't feel the need to dominate the conversation. Tip: Forget revealing embarrassing stories about others. although it's the easiest way to get a lively conversation going, you want to be remembered as that nice, friendly girl at the party--not someone who talks way too much for her own good.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
3 May 07
Its so difficult for me to break the ice. I normally let someone else start the ball rolling and I continue the rest of the episode.
• Philippines
4 May 07
Oh so that's the problem..
@samson1967 (7423)
• India
29 May 07
Parties are meant for socialising and mingling. To get the ball rolling I will introduce myself and my profession. It is very helpful if we earn new good people.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
29 May 07
It is supposed to be but I don't like to be invited to a party. It sounds weird but I have this problem of mine - I feel all the eyes are on me and I feel very uneasy in the presence of strangers. Good that I learn something from you today.