Hard to believe what's happened this past week ..... and in the middle of it all was a VERY adorable 3-year-old who had just had enough. What's great about kids is that they are totally authentic. Every so often I wish I could just cover my ears!
In case you missed the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, here's a link to Buckingham Palace.
Thoughts on how to gracefully (yes her name is Grace) find some quiet when you need it:
- If you're an introvert and just don't like events, limit the number you attend. I'm a VERY friendly person but I get overwhelmed quickly in large crowds and when I don't know people. I am absolutely capable of talking to people I don't know but after awhile, enough is enough. I just want to network with my remote control. So I suggest you avoid taking on too much.
- If you have to attend for example, you're the flower girl ..... find a buddy to help you. Maybe even the maid of honor. Be willing to let others know you need them.
- Invite someone to join you at the food table or the bar. Often others are there, you can introduce yourself, bring the other person into the conversation.
- Exchange business cards and suggest you speak further at a later time. Often when there are fewer distractions, you can be more focused and enjoy the conversation.
- If you have a role at the event (e.g. flower girl), it's easier to get out of conversations since you need to be available for photos or meeting others.
- If you don't have a role, arrive with some conversation starters. Comment about the event or how you know the person or organization hosting it.