Come up with a list of conversation starters and some personal soundbites to share. These can banish that nagging feeling that you have nothing to say. And don’t forget your open, positive mindset at home.
Try to show up early, when there are less people. It won’t seem as scary when the conversations aren’t in full swing yet. If you’re feeling brave, wear something that stands out. Others will gladly use it as an ice breaker, and it can spark some interesting discussions.