Do you sometimes dread going somewhere because “you won’t know what to say”. This can be any type of situation from family gatherings to office meetings. You know once you begin talking to people you’re fine and even enjoy yourself. The first sentence or two is jumping into a pool filled with icy mountain runoff, so cold it’s painful. Once you begin paddling around, using your arms and legs you discover you’re fine. The same process applies to social phobia. Jump in and start swimming.
Here is a page of 101 conversation starters. Print out a “cheat sheet” before you go and choose one or two to memorize so you’ll find it quite easy, with a little practice, to go wherever you want to go, without anxiety about how to begin a conversation.