Initiate a friendly Hi, Hey, Hello, or How are you? If you know their name, use that too. So then it sounds something like this:
“Hey! How are you?” or “Hi Michael!” or “Hello Jenny!” or a million other combinations. OK, maybe not a million, but there are still many, many options. Smiling during it all helps too. Oh, and eye contact. That always matters.
Let me know how it works. Let me know what else you do to build community. Kind responses and comments are always welcome.