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How to develop social skills in adults?

Social skills make an adult more confident and enable him to maintain long and lasting relationships. You can develop your social skills by making an excellent first impression, getting involved in worthwhile community activities and expressing yourself.

Develop good communication skills

Learn how to say the right things at the right time to the right people. Think before you speak. Equally important are the non-verbal skills - nodding while someone is talking shows that you understand what he is saying; a warm handshake is an indication of your confidence.

Be positive

Your state of mind directly influences your behavior and reflects on the people who surround you. As they say, “laugh and the whole world laughs with you”. Besides, nobody wants to be around negative people.

Leave the online world for a moment

A lot of people are not really interacting because they are focused online.

Be generous with your compliments

Saying compliments like ‘You look so good today” won’t take a lot of time but it will definitely earn you a lot of smiles and thanks.

Get involved in worthwhile community activities

Community activities help you develop relationships with other members of your neighborhood and give you a sense of community and responsibility as well.

Don’t be afraid to express yourself

You don’t have to grin and bear every stressful or compromising situation that comes your way. Try to say what’s on your mind in the calmest way you can.

Make an excellent first impression

How you look, what you say or do in that crucial first meeting lasts in the mind of your new acquaintances. Would you want to be remembered as a timid and boring person or as a warm and friendly one?

Share a skill

Do you know how to play the guitar or do some needlework? Share that knowledge to someone who takes interest - a youngster who stops and stares at you as you play your guitar or your next-door neighbor who is impressed with your knitting abilities. As you teach, you will not only be engaging in an active conversation but laying a framework for lasting friendships as well.

Leave your worries at home

Don’t come to work looking as if the world just tumbled down on you. Your co-workers have worries of their own and they may not understand you your grumpy behavior.

Be informed of the latest, most valuable news

The latest news always makes good conversational material. Technology, fashion and current events are some of the best topics.
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