Hopefully, these tips will be in harmony with the support of members in the ward.
1. Step out of your comfort zone. I remember once talking with my branch president about how at stake events, no one greeted me or talked to me. Although he sympathized with me, he then asked why didn't I greet them or open up a dialogue with them? It wasn't counsel I expected, but it made sense. Step out of your comfort zone by introducing yourself to the ward/branch members. Let them know you're new and look forward to getting to know them better.