Re: 23 yr old new and old to this
hYdra. Have you read any material from mpua's? The Mystery Method talks about how to open sets and there is also some canned openers in the "StyleLife challenge".
I think slick is giving you good advice as far as opening everyone is concerned. When I go out, I work to talk to everyone in the room. That way I am opened up conversationally and it doesn't look like I am being tryhard when I go and talk to an HB. It looks like I am just chatting with her like I am with everyone else.
I suggest talking to them about the same things that you would talk to anyone about. Don't try to force something to come out, just going up and saying anything is going to start building your confidence. The best place to learn is in the field.
Also, to both you and Slick. If you ever need to bounce an opinion off someone, let me know. I don't see all the posts because I am not on here ALL the time, but I am on pretty regularly. So if you really need a question answered send me a private message. Like if you need opener ideas, or want an opinion on a field report. Also, if you post a thread and I don't comment on it, feel free to send me a link and request that I post on it to give it some action. When I first started on here, I felt the same way that slick does, so I like to be able to give advice where I can.
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