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Charm Your Way Through the Holidays

“Charm is a glow within a woman which casts a most becoming light on others.”

 

For many years I was socially awkward, and the idea of going to parties would paralyze me with fear. I wasn’t good at small talk, and felt anxious about being surrounded by so many people. 

 

Yet I quickly realized that if I wanted to grow my business and share my message I would have to conquer my emotions.  So I came up with a few tricks that would help me to feel comfortable, engage with others easily while being authentic. I realized it was the art of charm that I wanted to cultivate.

 

With the party season in full swing, chances are you’ll be faced with an awkward moment, or the fleeting thought of even skipping out altogether. I want to offer you a few tips that changed my experience at a party and helped me to look forward to my next invitation:

1/ Wear Something You Love: Wearing about outfit you love can make you feel more comfortable in your own skin. This is the first step to a great party. Nothing is worse than spending the evening wishing you could change clothes.

 

2/Arrive early:

Walking into a crowded can be a trigger for anxiety and leave you feeling like a deer in the headlights. Arriving early gives you a chance to meet others and help the host with final preparations while it’s still quiet.

 

3/ Pretend you’re the hostess: 

A hostess has an air of confidence about her that puts everyone at ease. Channel your inner hostess by introducing yourself to others, serving drinks or taking coats. A hostess is always on a mission, which keeps you from getting ‘stuck’.

 

4/ “Tell me more…”: 

These three words invite a deeper conversation and create a feeling of connection. Everyone loves to talk about themselves and giving them the chance to do so makes you memorable for all the right reasons.

 

5/ Smile: 

Being approachable and friendly invites conversation and puts others at ease. Sometimes you have to fake it ‘til you make it, but after a while it should come naturally. 

 

May all your parties be a success!

 

Mary Michele is wearing a gold dress and jewelry from StyleFinder Boutique.  The boots are model’s own.

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