Friday, March 31, 2023

How Can You Start A Conversation When You Are Shy?

5 Tips By Livebeam

Being shy is nothing to be ashamed of. A lot of people are very shy these days. Shyness can be a result of your upbringing, past events, and on some rare occasions a medical condition. Livebeam is one of those social media platforms that look out for shy people. The focus of the brand is to help initiate and maintain genuine conversations among people who get bored, lonely, or just need someone to talk to.

The high rate of shyness is proven by the increasing number of introverts and “keyboard warriors” we have these days. Now, this is not to make you feel comfortable and keep you in your shell. It’s quite the opposite. We are softening you up, so you can listen to how you can get out there.

*Notice that this article is sponsored by Livebeam.

Do you need more friends or just someone to talk to but you are too shy to pull off the beginning of the conversation? Well, these 5 tips will help you start conversations with people, not just on Livebeam, but anywhere you desire:

1. Be Responsive

Yes, we are just going to get this out of the way first. If you already understand why this first point was phrased this way, then you are most likely guilty of not replying to people. 

As much as there is a significant level of shy people in the world, we still have a lot of people who aren’t. These types of people make efforts to discuss with others, and that’s including the shy ones. The problem is that many shy people fail to respond back. Although the lack of response could be blamed on the shyness itself, the first step to starting conversations is accepting the ones already offered.

If someone else has already gone out on a limb to start a conversation with you, the most genuine thing to do is to take the incentive, respond, and start a communication that you might enjoy forever. If you master this trick pretty well, you could already have a significant number of friends on Livebeam without starting a single conversation.

The people in the Livebeam community are very open to starting friendships and don’t hold back in starting a conversation. Without developing yourself to respond to these hands of friendship, you won’t be ready to start conversations of your own.

2. Ask Questions

Now that we have gotten the easiest part out of the way, it’s time to get you to start conversations of your own. The first fear of shy people is what to say. You worry about what topic to bring up and how to frame it. Some people sweat just thinking about not starting with a good topic.

Our first expressive tip is what most people would say is the oldest trick in the book. However, as old as it is, it’s still very effective. Asking questions is an easy and less stressful way to go when trying to start a conversation.

The ease of question asking stems from the fact that most of the talking won’t be done by you. All you have to do is ask them a question about them, get them to reply, and ask more questions based on the reply. 

A lot of Livebeam users start off with this tip. In fact, it’s easier on the platform due to the conversation starters suggested in the chats. This way, the questions don’t even have to come from you.

3. Talk About Something You Like

This article is not only here to provide you with the easy way out but also the best ways. The best conversations are genuine and contain feedback. This means that you still have to learn how to start a real conversation without just the use of questions.

For a shy person, you would want to make yourself as confident as possible. That probably sounds harder than it looks but there are ways around it. The key is to pick a topic that you wouldn’t stutter in. A topic that you are so good at, if they woke you up in your sleep you would be ready.

Strengthening your resolve with such a topic is the best way to go. Get the person interested, be expressive, and don’t make them feel left out. It’s your topic, so you have to find ways to make it appealing to a person that may or may not be fully in tune with the topic.

Nevertheless, our suggestion is to find people who share this common interest with you. That way the conversation will be back and forth, and everyone involved will be pleased. For example, some Livebeam users found each other while watching the same stream on the platform. This already builds a foundation for a topic, and no matter how shy you are, you can take it from there.

4. Do It Online

We’ve been quite focused on the words and how you will phrase them. Let’s take a quick look at the location of the conversation. Most shy people are introverts. This means they need a lot of encouragement just to get out of the house and when they are out of the house, they will need some more encouragement to get into conversations.

How about not needing any encouragement to get out of the house and just focusing all that energy on engaging in conversations? That can easily be done now with online communication. That’s what Livebeam and many other social media platforms are trying to ease out for you.

The advantage here is that you can take your time to reply and compose messages, and you do not have the extra pressure of having to look great, smell right, and make the best facial expressions. And this is why online communication is so great, it takes out a lot of pressure and helps you focus on the one thing that matters – the conversation.

5. Be Present at Social Gatherings

Of course, we know this is the total opposite of what we just discussed. However, the truth is that some shy people remain extroverts. Though they focus mainly on sightseeing, lone vacations, and similar outings, the main point is that they leave the house. This tip is for those rare bunch.

Since leaving the house isn’t much of a hassle for you, why not go to the right places? Yes, your answer is probably that you will be too shy to talk to anyone, but do you remember our first tip?The fact that you won’t talk to anyone doesn’t mean they won’t talk to you. And when they do, all you have to do is respond. We know for certain that responses lead to great conversations because it happens often on Livebeam. So, don’t be too shy to be present, the rest will take care of themselves.

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