If we see community as a market, we can try to adopt the market skills into building our community.
When I meet a new group, I will become hesitated and reserved and it become more severe if people is speaking another language other than my home language.
But I am listening, trying to catch every word so I can get what they’re talking about. Meanwhile, I am looking for timing gap to insert myself to the group. Chance is like, when the speaker send me a friendly eye contact, open questions to the group, or when other group members talk to me. Then my enthusiasm has been warmed up.
I believe communication will continue as long as message is passed on and on around our community.