Stuck for something to say at a social party?

By Mark Rhodes | Social Confidence

One of the most difficult places to be can be a social gathering where you don’t know anyone or there is no one you know nearby.

So what do you do?

How do you start a conversation with someone in this situation?

What I do is simply ask them in a friendly way:

“So, how do you know the host?”

Or use the name of the hosts of the party e.g.

“So, how do you know John and Mary?”

The fact is if people have been invited to a social event they must know the hosts (people whose event it is) or someone else who knows them.

It’s a great opener

This conversation starter is brilliant because it also gets a conversation going – rarely is it a one word response.

They may say they are neighbors, work colleagues, friends of many years. Most people will launch straight into a story about how they know the hosts. You can then tell them how you know the hosts as well.

After a few exchanges remember to say your name as well….I casually say after a minute or two of discussion “Sorry, my name is Mark by the way”


About the Author

Mark Rhodes is a Motivational Speaker, Published Author, Coach and Entrepreneur who has "been there and done it" in business. He now helps others achieve their own dreams and goals and have more confidence and success, lead teams and win more business and sales.