Hi my name is Paloma! I am a student at New Tech High. Here I am going to talk to you about "How to get to know your teammates for a new project" in a healthy way in just four easy to follow steps.
Step one: What your name?
When you are first being introduced or introducing yourself, ask the persons name because asking a persons name is a surprisingly really great conversation starter! For example, my name is Paloma, so whenever I introduce myself to people I usually get comments back like "Wow, thats such a beautiful name! What does it mean?" or "Do you know what your name means?" or on extremely rare occasions, "Wow!! You and I have the same name!! How cool!"
Step two: Find your differences
A lot of people say that when introducing yourself you should find similarities in each other first before noticing differences. I think that thats not a great way to start a conversation because then you are starting off the relationship with what you have in common and shielding away what you notice as your differences. I don't think you should have to do that. I believe that finding your differences first is a better way to get to know someone because when you see someone, the first thing you do is see something about you that is different. It is the natural human instinct to notice a difference first.
Step three: Talk about something you have in common
Now is the time when you get to notice what you have in common with the person, whether it is you both love the color pink, you have the same phone, or you both love to take selfies! What I love to do is ask what type of music a person likes listening to and see if we have some similarities there.
Step four: Exchange phone numbers/emails This is a time that is vital among teenagers because we are the generation that loves to text. So exchanging phone numbers, social media, or even your email helps you get back into your comfort zone so that you can socialize while being comfortably you.