I have a very hard time speaking up or starting a conversation and/or keeping it going; I feel inadequate and shy, and think I don’t have very much to offer in the conversation or that I’ll make myself look foolish. I try to think up things to say or ask but nothing comes to my mind. I recently attended a bible study course and never once offered any comments or questions; I just sit there and take up space! What should I do to make myself more outgoing and engaging when it comes to relating to people? How do I contribute to conversations? I so envy people who can talk to anyone about anything and make the meeting interesting and enjoyable!
Thanks so much for your help.