The mark of leadership is to take the lead to get to know people. If you wait for the other person to build the foundation of friendship you end up with not many friends.
Next time you are amongst people observe something very significant, the more important person present is the one person most active in introducing him / her self.
In my short video below I have listed 7 ways to win friends and get to talk to people. I was very very shy when I first started out, but these tips really helped me to grow my network and my confidence.
If you have any other tips, feel free to leave them below in the comments. Feel free to share this post if you found value in it.