When you enter into a new situation today, try not to be as cautious as you often are. There’s no need to be intimidated. A little quick reasoning will tell you that you have plenty of things in common with these people, so if you’re at a loss for what to talk about, start there! Conversation is an art, but you have your own special twist on it. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation. People will be more receptive than you think.