Here’s some ideas/thoughts.
1. Family and friends, are valuable networking assets. Take opportunities to talk about things they are interested in, what’s happening in their life, exciting things in their career. Take the opportunity to give them info on yourself, things you are involved in, accomplished, goals, etc.
2. Read the latest news/trends in your field of interest. Equips you with the latest information and relevant content that can be used to start conversations or add into conversations.
3. Get involved in your community. I find when following my passion/interests, I have an easier time talking with others
4. Have an elevator speech.
5. Create a LindedIn profile. Great way to network, plus career resources.
Practice helps improve confidence and knowing your brand.