When you are walking down the street, do you judge the people you see?
Not really. Maybe only if they're wearing something really weird.
Right! So it helps to remember that others are usually not judging you.
Yeah, that does sort of help.
Another important point is that practice makes perfect.
I sometimes make public speeches, but the first couple of times I did it I was nervous and sweating and I thought I was going to die!
But after a couple of times it got better, right?
Yep. These days I actually enjoy making speeches!
I suggest you just jump right in and say "yes" whenever you have a chance to socialize.
You never know what you might find.
Yeah, I've found friendship, business opportunities and even romance in the most unexpected places.
But if you don't jump in, you'll never have a chance.
Thanks guys! I'm going to make a greater effort to network and overcome my shyness.
And yes, I'd love to join you at the bar this evening and I'd be happy to play volleyball for your team on Saturday.
I'll even come to dinner this Sunday!
That's the spirit!
See you later!