In the Fall ’13 issue of Biola Magazine, Sue Kimber, music office manager, Biola University Conservatory of Music, has some pretty simple/great advice for us introverts:
Always have a good stash of questions at the ready! People generally love to talk about themselves, and one open-ended question on just about any topic (hobbies, family, travel, etc.) usually gives way to subsequent questions. Approach people with a friendly smile and an interested heart, and one or two questions will more often than not spark an enjoyable conversation.