Life Lessons - How To Make New Friends Going Back to School
Going back to school can be an exciting time but it is always a little bit intimidating. For most students the worries are not centered around academics. They are usually centered around the social aspects. Weather the student is well established or brand new there will be opportunities to make new friends. This guided is intended to help students with the initial meeting between a perspective friend and themselves.
Step one: Find someone you would like to have a conversation with.
Step two: Make eye contact.
Step three: Smile.
Step four: Walk toward the person
Step five: Say “Hi, my name is _________” and ask a question
An sample exchange might look like this:
Carlos sees a girl (Eva) he does not know at her locker. When she looks up and sees Carlos, Carlos smiles and steps forward. He then says “Hello, my name is Carlos, I am just wondering what toppings do you like on your pizza?”
And YES it is just that EASY. The reason this works is Eva is gets engaged in answering the questions before anyone can start to feel awkward or self-conscious.
Here is a list of 50 more questions that would all be suitable for a first meeting in school.