Anytime is a good time to brush up on your social skills. It’s especially helpful to do so when the holidays approach and parties roll around.

Whether you’re a seasoned party pro or more of a wallflower, these tips from Susan RoAne’s best-seller, How to Work a Room, are most helpful:

1) Prepare

2) Enter

3) Meet and Mingle

4) Breaking and Entering

5) Exit Gracefully and Move On

And don’t forget to smile!