Re: Effective Elevator Openers, any ideas?
Dude, an elevator, a bar, the street, no matter where you are, the idea of approach is the same. The three things you need to do is have confidence, be observant of details, and be natural.
Confidence comes with approaching. Right now, you are just giving yourself an excuse to not even approach any of these women. Did you know that it takes the brain at least one second to develop a reason why you shouldn't do something? That is why when you see the opportunity, you need to just pounce on it without even thinking. The more you delay, the less of a chance you have.
If you want to open correctly in public, you have just got to be natural and be observant of details. You're in a fast elevator, I can think of several openers, ranging from the Droopy elevator reference in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, to commenting on how her shoes look. Of course you may come up with something else using your own noggin, but the more mechanical you are, the harder it is going to be to try and get any progress done. It's just going to end up where you stutter and are not able to say anything as your ten seconds burns up right in front of you.
Oh, and one last IMPORTANT tip for you: be careful about flirting in the workplace. The bosses don't like it, and word can spread fast among the cubicles. Keep it to light flirting and banter, but try to take it out of the workplace when you can.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X