Just say your name and whats up. They ussally do the rest of the talking.
Join EP :D
Volunteer. Go to events that you find interesting. Work on committees or become a board member of different organizations. You will meet people that way and make friends.
Try investing in yourself. Do things for you. If you enjoy working with children then volunteer to do that. People are busy but they are not too busy for people that they find interesting. Work on your hobbies. I like to watercolor paint, garden, cook, read, ride my motorcycle, do Bikram yoga. I have met people through my hobbies and by taking classes. I met some people through the art supply store, through the gardening club, through cooking classes, at the motorcycle shop and at the yoga studio. My wife and I are members of a few book clubs and host events at our house. You have to try different things.