Learning about body language and people skills has been so fun and helpful thus far! There is something I've not seen addressed yet; maybe it's not a universal problem? I've come to really dread the situation though, and I would love opinions and suggestions!
What do you do when you're at an event where someone you've never met walks up to you and gives you a complement? Super, super awkward. I'd love to complement them in return, but have trouble finding something that seems genuine quickly enough. I might respond, "thanks, your dress is also fabulous, by the way!" But even if I really like the person's dress (I do try to mean things I say), it still feels as though in their eyes, I'm only saying it to be nice, and then the conversation ends. Ugh. It's awful.
Anyone else freeze up in this sort of situation? Can you give examples of good ways to carry forward a conversation that starts that way?