You can’t always stop the nerves from flowing, but do keep in mind that this is just another human you’re talking to, not a Greek god. The more relaxed you can remain, the more likely your conversation will just flow as usual.
4. SKIP THE NEGATIVITY.
Sometimes as a filler, people have a tendency to complain or talk about something they hate. But when you’re getting to know, someone starting a conversation in a negative tone can get a little awkward if they aren’t interested in joining your complaining party.
5. SUMMARIZE WHAT THEY SAY.
If you aren’t sure where to steer a conversation, summarize back what they just said. This will show them that you’re interested, and it might also spark another thought they have to add.