Getting to know you
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?
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.