Most transitioning comes down to a very simple 2-3 step routine:
Approach, make a comment/compliment/ greeting/ or opinyion/observation, and then a question/statment that forces her to qualify, having to do either with the current situation, or the original comment/opener.
You approach, make a comment/compliment/ greeting/ or opinion/observation, follwed by another make a comment/compliment/ greeting/ or opintion/observation, (not in the same category as the first) and then a question/statment that forces her to qualify.
The "transition" will be her qualifying to you. If there is none, there's nowhere to go. you might strike out, but if so, just drop another qualifying question/ statement and long-eye her into cooperation. If she refuses to qualify or open up, abort mission but give her one last opportunity to save face/ drop the shield. Would help if it had to do with one of the openers, and laced with neg like "I thought for sure YOU'D know something about that/ how to do that.. why *that* is that way....who to ask about that.... where to go for**...
Basically: open, hook, listen. or open, Fluff, hook, listen. If you're opening, fluff, fluff, fluff, fluff with no returned interest or opening up on her part... you're drawing dead...