How To Call a Stranger on the Phone

A lot of the time you have to call someone you've never met in real life.It can be frightening or awkward when you do.It's possible to make it less so.

Step 1: Take a deep breath and remember what you're calling for when you get to the phone.

You have to come up with a plan for what you want to do.The best way to explain a certain reason is to call.

Step 2: Call the person.

You're more likely to get the number wrong if you use their contact in the phone.

Step 3: Take a picture of the person in your head while the phone rings.

If you can picture them talking, it will be easier to talk, even though you haven't met them.

Step 4: If you know they've picked up, let them say hello first.

Take a deep breath and say hi.Don't be rude even if you want the conversation to be quick.

Step 5: Inform them of your relation to them.

He was an ex.I'm Sara, your friend Hannah's niece.They know you and should be given a chance to think about this.

Step 6: Explain your exact reason for calling.

"Hannah is having a party at her house tomorrow at 7, and she's wondering if you could come?"

Step 7: Give them time to consider what you're saying.

They could be trying to remember Hannah or decide how to answer a stranger without sounding weird.

Step 8: Make sure you understand what they're saying.

Ask them to explain if you don't.

Step 9: When you have all the information, calmly say "goodbye captain" and get off the phone.

They'll probably start wondering how much more you know about them, if you say something like, "Mom told me you had a clam," but they don't know how to answer you.

Step 10: Hang up and breathe.

You should be proud of yourself for calling a stranger.