Look at the person as they approach you. Is there anything you see that you can comment on or ask about?
Take a moment to consider where you are. If you’re at a sporting event, the topic of conversation is simple: talk about the team, the game, or the players.
It would be easy if you could just ask someone about themselves and off you went into a fantastic conversation, but, like dancing, chatting requires two people.
No one expects a deep conversation at social gatherings, so there’s no need to feel anxious; a typical conversation may only last a few minutes before you move on. So keep things light and try to have fun.