Do refrain from cheesy pick up lines but do practice your small talk. If you’re not used to it, it can be difficult as no-one likes rejection. You just have to swallow your fear and start the conversation. Practice on both men and women. Practice in line at the supermarket. Practice finding something in common with a complete stranger. Practice your rhythm and flow. Practice until you have it smooth, charming and you can do it anywhere with anyone.
Yes, some people will be unresponsive – this too is good practice on how to shrug off a perceived failure (perceived because who says the problem was you?). Not only will people find your confidence alluring, they’ll appreciate the few moments that you took to brighten their day.