Look lost and/ or making friends in the street

The working holiday travelers that appear to have a gift for making friends are incredible to behold, but making new friends in social situations and in the street is pretty simple to do.

Hours of fun, new friendships, invitation to meet again or better are in easy reach using a couple of these ways.

- Look lost in a city centre square, park, at the beach of anywhere. Even better have a map unfolded, turn it upside down, point and make a face. Someone will come and help, or better still, show you the way, or take you with them instead

- While waiting for transport or in a coffee shop, comment or ask about the clothes, hair style, shoes, tattoo, piercings of the person next to you. Often they will be grateful for the attention, as this is normal human nature. You may then be asked to join their table, with more to come.

- Sit with open body language, wear a smile and make eye contact - you might be surprised. Australia is a warm, free, easy and friendly country. Australians are typically accepted no matter your race, colour age or sex. There are few class distinctions and few reasons to expect anything else than a friendly response.

- For guys it is typical to give a tiny nod of acknowledgment after making eye contact with another man. A nod returned, becomes a "G'day" exchanged. This can then be followed by a genuine "What are you doing today?" At least friendly banter will follow, staggering from the pub at closing time with a new best friend is a distinct possibility.

John Nayler

Digital Marketer. Sailor. Speaker

John Nayler

Brisbane, QLD

0407 15 13 11

John Nayler

In a world where it is critical to cut through the noise and stand out, John Nayler quietly delivers significant competitive advantage through an in-depth knowledge and intense fascination with content, information and the digital world. Describing his first contact with the internet in 1998 as ‘Love At First Sight’, John successfully created the laptop lifestyle before it was a buzzword, growing a highly regarded digital and media agency, inventing and commercialising products, and launching niche magazines, from aboard his boat in the Whitsunday Islands – one of the most sought after island locations in the world. Competitive advantage is a hard-contact, tactical game which can be won or lost in the digital space. John’s education and commitment to his field, and experience at the forefront of marketing and management in the IT space, delivers an innate understanding of how to position, communicate and leverage to deliver improved visibility, lead flow, and ultimately drive sales and profitability.