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When making approaches to students it is important that you feel comfortable and at ease as much as is possible. In light of this it is sometimes a really good idea to have a few stock phrases which you can fall back on when making initial contact. You need to choose something that you feel comfortable with (not something that sounds like a psychology book!).

Record your ideas for conversation starters on the worksheet.

Keep them brief and focused. Having stock phrases prepared earlier can make a big difference with initial encounters.