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How to Make Friends and Be More Popular

Mike was able to make friends fast. This led to more popularity, respect ant work and career success. What was his secret?

Mike applied three tips to making friends. You can use these tips or help others including children make more friends.

Tip #1: Be friendly.

You can’t make friends if you act like a jerk. Yes, there are exceptions, but you want to be a person that others enjoy being around.

Be kind, don’t backstab, and improve your conversation skills. Showing interest and listening will help you be friendly.

I learned very quickly that I could sell more if I made friends with customers. I would show interest, listen, and be friendly. Not only did I build good relationships, but my sales went up.

Tip #2: Be yourself

My friend men a guy online. They started the relationship and it was going very smoothly. Then they met and she found that the guy was not who he said he was. Because he put on a front, a friendship started but could not continue.

If you try to make friends online, be yourself and hope they are being themselves.

We do want to put our best foot forward, but don’t deceive others.

Tip #3: Find connections

Friendships are based finding and doing things in common. Find things in common with your co-workers, customers, school friends.
Several months ago I met Brad at a conference we got to talking. Using good conversations skills we had a great conversation.

During the conversation I discovered he was interested in the following:
–    Local Football team
–    Accounting
–    Starting his own business.

Two of our interests cross. I like following the local football team and enjoy starting and maintaining a small business. We launched into a long conversation about both of these. This is the start of a friendship/relationship

As you relate with people, ask questions, find connections, and build friendship.

Back to Mike. Mike makes friends and is popular because he is friendly. He acts himself and is confident with who he is. Lastly, he seeks to build connections with people he meets.

Learn from Mike and you will be able to make friends and be more popular.

(C) Austin Barnes. Instant Conversation Success.


How to Start Conversations and Make Friends

 Many people want to improve their conversation skills and along with that they want to know how to start a conversation and make friends

. Both of those are not too hard if a person learns how to do it, and once they have this ability they will be able to confidently talk with people, make friends and increase their popularity. Starting conversations basically comes down to approaching the person and using a conversation starter.

Recently, I was at an event. I walked up to someone, a complete stranger, and said “hi.” That was my conversation starter, and then I asked a question, “What are you enjoying about this event?” That got the conversation going.

How about making friends? Making friends comes down to two things. First, you need to spend time with people and second, find things that you have in common. I have friends where our friendship is based on politics; others, our friendship is based around sports; and others where our friendship is based on the fact that we can talk about anything – we have a real close relationship.

So if you want to make friends, you have to spend time with people, but also find things that you have in common. Using these tactics you will quickly be able to start conversations and make friends.


Good Conversation Starters and Conversation Questions


A Good conversation starter will spark a fun and interesting talk. They are one of the easiest and best ways to start a conversation and make small talk.  Dating, business conversations, and couple talks all flow better if the conversation starts great.

Memorize a few of these questions below and it will make your next social interaction fun.


Good Conversation Starters and Conversation Starter Questions

Tell me about your day.

What do you enjoy about… (Your job, this party, the day,  etc)

What is your dream job or occupation?

What has been one of the best vacations you have been on?

What did you enjoy about college?

What were some good childhood memories?

How did you get started at your job, etc?

What influenced your decision to move or live here?


Try these out and experience the results.

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