Dating Boot Camp #3: Networking Skills & Strategies
It’s a fact that single people need more friends and contacts than married people do. When you’re partnered, your companionship is built in. When you’re single, you have to arrange it.
As a single person, you need to be able to go places alone and to be able to approach and interact successfully with other people while you’re there.
- Discuss & practice conversation starters tailored to the event or activity you are attending. When you use these strategies, no one will guess that you are new to this or that you are nervous.
- Discuss & practice a simple but effective strategy for being invited to join a group that is already engaged in conversation. You will be amazed at how well this strategy works and how easy it is to master.
- Discuss a slew of other topics including the best time to arrive at an event, using “host” behavior, handling introductions, remembering names, the strategic use of name tags – yes, name tags!
- Identify singles-only and singles-friendly websites, activities, and organizations of interest to you. You will be pleased to find out how many there are!
- With other participants, plan a networking activity for the group. You will not be required to attend, but you probably will.
“I would recommend this workshop to everyone looking for a life partner. It’s a great way to stay focused on the right things.”
“I have a better understanding of the differences between men and women and how those differences look on a date. I have more confidence in dating overall.”
“This is more than a ‘dating’ course. There is a great deal to learn about personal growth. I look at dating partners differently now.”
“If you’re looking for a way to build a strong foundation for your next relationship, start here!”
“I got exactly what I came for – and more. With this information, I feel better about getting myself out there, and now I’m doing something about it.”