We have been the new person in the area. We all know that feeling, and we all know that sometimes the first step to debut may be the hardest. Personally, when I am with people I know and am comfortable with. People that I have known for a while, I’m not introverted in the least. I’m not silent, I talk till they tell me to shush. Rarely can we be that comfortable with people we just met.
Traveling around recently and having to meet a lot of people, I have found that when people have used these ideas with me, It has made the introduction situation much easier for all. The next eleven great ways to introduce yourself, specifically in an RV community, may help you work around social shells and assist start fantastic relationships in the community you will be staying for the next few days, months, or years (depending upon your travel plans).
So let’s get started, the first four ideas I like to consider the gateway to introduction. Anyone can ask a question, make a comment or give a compliment. Any of them make slipping into an introduction somewhat simpler.
1. Wave and Smile Wellington Rat Removal
Unless the other person is in an auto, RV, truck, or bike, the majority of individuals are outgoing will stop and talk to you. Smiles are demonstrated to be inviting. Smiles invite conversation with other people. Conversations usually require introduction.
Since visiting several RV communities, when going out with my husband (who’s a really outgoing person), I have noticed that smiles have begun innumerable conversations with community members. Previous unknown community members that now I can not wait to return and visit later.
Many great friendships in RV communities, begin with a wave and a friendly smile.
2. Ask a question
If you are new to any community, unless it’s a model of a prior place you’ve visited before, you’re going to have questions. Most small and medium size communities have maps and welcome packets that have a whole lot of information. However, asking a question is a way to not
Only start an introduction, but get more detailed information. You can ask your neighbor, Where is recycling located? Which direction is the black and gray tank dump?
Very rarely will you encounter someone who will answer your query and walk away. I am not saying it won’t ever happen, it is just rare.
3. Make a comment
This idea is similar to asking a question. Making a comment is extremely straightforward. A simple statement about the weather is a gateway for introduction. It also invites further conversation. You may also be able to find common ground with the other person. There are instances when first discovering you have things in common, will put you at ease and make conversation that much easier.
4. Give a compliment
Those are opportunities for introduction. Take the opportunity if you enjoy something, say so. Almost everyone enjoys compliments.
Example:”I like your Sun hat, it is a pretty shade of green.”
This example might appear silly but bear in mind, it’s a simple and easy way to start a conversation and present oneself.
5. Walk our Canine Companion
Walking your companion not only gives your pet needed exercise while living in an RV, but opens the door to talk to neighbors. Largely about dogs, but this also is a gateway to debut.
While walking you may be asked about your pet, many will want to stop and say hello and potentially pet your companion. Or they might mention that they saw you walking or her sooner. Then in conversation, introductions are usually made.
6. Proceed to the Community Center/ Area
All the RV parks we have seen in 2016 have a community gathering place. When residing in such a small community of people community centers are great places to gather for games, ice cream socials, card games, and other activities. Perhaps the parks welcome package will have a calendar of events. This is another great way to satisfy your community neighbors.
7. Take a tour of the Neighborhood
Most RV communities offer tours of the RV sites. This helps with continuity from the community, as most people living the RV lifestyle travel the majority of the year. There are people coming in and going out on the routine. Sign up for a tour of the entire RV park. Your guide may introduce you to the people you see on the way.
You may also be able to remember where you met other people which may also help
You remember their names better.
Finding something useful for others living the RV lifestyle is easy. Consider the things that you Use or need daily. (cat or dog) Give something to them instead.
(A toy maybe). It does not need to be extravagant. I use it every time we go shopping. And it’s very much appreciated.
9. Give a handmade item
Do you have a hobby that you enjoy? Can you knit or sew? If you have an hobby or skill that you enjoy, you can use this to your advantage when introducing yourself to others.
When we first arrived in the desert around southern California, we did not know anyone. We met our host and they basically gave us the rundown on who was there and that would be showing up. One of our neighbors came over and as an introduction she gave us a handmade bag. It is not just my favorite bag, but I recall her name because I associate it with the bag.
10. Have a gathering at your area/ space
You can have a little potluck lunch at your RV website. If this sounds like too much for you. Have a little get together with your immediate neighbors. (If you have a set. )
If you invite others to your area, bear in mind that not everybody will adore fufi jumping on them. Until you get to know your neighbors, keep your canine companion in a controllable area.
You have a few choices when inviting people over also. It is possible to write hand invitations for your neighbors to the left and right. You can even put up a small sign on your community center in the RV park. More people will show up with this option. Before putting anything up, don’t forget to ask what is allowed on the board.
11. Introduce yourself
The last one is as straightforward as it gets. Just dive right in. If your neighbor is outside, do it. You can walk right over to them and say”I’d like to introduce myself.”
Do you know of great ideas that I didn’t put on our list? Any helpful hints for other readers. Get more information at Wellington Rat Removal.