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Social skills: tips when the room goes silent


What to do when you are not actually public speaking and suddenly most people/everyone in the room stops and starts watching you? It feels extremely uncomfortable, specially when you just haven't said anything offensive/taboo, but then it's starts feeling like you just did.

That's a great question! It is really uncomfortable.

I think the best way to handle those kinds of situations is with a sense of humor. Like smiling and saying "oops...the room went quiet all of sudden!" And see what reaction you get.

I would love to hear other opinions! Please continue the discussion below.

Dr. Cheryl Mathews Anxiety Coach