Places where i can practice social skills

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07 Jul 2014, 12:25 pm

Could you suggest places where i can go and practice conversational skills? Besides parties and get togethers, i need an environment with strangers where it is acceptable to start a conversation. I finished school, and job isnt an option right now, so there goes two of the most obvious answers. Be it classes, hobby groups or whatever - it needs to be a place where i have many "guinea pigs" to practice on :)

What do you say? I only got the bus and maybe the gym.



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07 Jul 2014, 12:34 pm

Grocery store checkout - you have to buy groceries so might as well chat with the cashier. Most of them seem happy to chat with customers, probably beacuse the job can be a bit monotonous I'm guessing.

Cahsiers at other stores as well. It's easy not to say much to a cashier but most of them do seem willing to engage in a short converstaion as long as they aren't too busy.


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07 Jul 2014, 12:42 pm

A mirror.


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08 Jul 2014, 5:41 am

Ok so ive got grocery, bus and maybe the gym. Neither of them is like school though. Anything else?



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08 Jul 2014, 9:26 am

You might have to join something - as you suggested maybe a class (how about an evening class in something for fun that you like: cooking, photography, etc.) or a hobby group in something of interest.

Would get you talking with other people about something you like and are interested in.


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08 Jul 2014, 9:31 pm

art class, you can talk to people while drawing or painting


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