ARG, don’t make the same silly mistake that I made tonight.
Scenario: You arrive at a conversation where two people are talking. You know one of the people, you don’t know the other. The person you know says hello and proceeds to make small talk, and little jokes with you while the person you don’t know stands (somewhat awkwardly) next to you both.
Ideally, the friend that you know would introduce you, but if he/she doesn’t – stop the conversation and say, “Oh, by the way, I don’t think we’ve met, I’m Angela.” Ask how they know each other, make them both laugh, smile a lot, and now you’re queen of the conversation.
This is so easy and such a great way to meet new people and feel like a champion.
Why oh why am I just thinking of this now?!