Find small talk subjects: watch, necklace, drink of choice, opinion of conference (if at conference), food is a big one--gradually you can look at a person and tell if s/he is a white wine or red wine, briefs or boxers, chevy or ford kind of person.

Most of all, genuinely, be interested in them.

Dont condone drinking alcohol, but sip a little and hold it with you to join the get-together.

Many people are nervous and could use someone to be nervous with.
MarJayC MarJayC
31-35, M
Mar 28, 2016