Build professional and personal friendships with easy introductions, interesting conversation tips, and graceful exits.
Do you want to expand your friendships, meet someone who can help your career, find yourself at ease with strangers, or increase your business referrals? This course will teach you how to introduce yourself to strangers, maintain interesting conversations, and learn to sidestep conversation pitfalls.
Meeting new people can lead to a new career, a new romance, more business referrals, and deeper friendships! You will learn to smoothly and easily:
? introduce yourself to strangers
? build better business relationships
? develop deeper friendships
? be at ease attending business and social functions
Develop the relationships you want and need so you can enjoy your time more at parties, conferences, civic/service meetings, …and anywhere you find yourself in a roomful of strangers.
You can become skilled at developing valuable relationships through introductions and good conversations by trying these easy techniques. Real-life examples are used to teach the course, and cheat-sheets are available to download for even more ideas. The tips and techniques in this course are designed to give you success the FIRST time you try them.
The steps are simple, yet many people don’t know what to do in a group of strangers, or they gravitate to people already known at social events. If you want to be the person who skillfully and easily develops new relationships through good conversation, this course is for you.
Learn good introduction and conversation skills; then watch your business and social life dramatically improve!
Section 1 – Meet People: A Straightforward Method for Professional and Personal Friendships
Lecture 1: Take Full Advantage of this Course: It’s More than Clicking through Lectures
Lecture 2: Your Instructor: Reformed Conversationalist, Lorrie Hess
Section 2 – Assessment and Purpose
Lecture 3: Building Strong Relationships
Section 3 – Initiating an Introduction and First Conversation
Lecture 4: It Starts with “Hello?
Lecture 5: Moving Past “Hello? – Opening Lines to Initiate Conversations and Rapport
Lecture 6: A Profitable Introduction. A True Story of how One Introduction Changed a Life!
Section 4 – Continuing Conversations and Building A Relationship
Lecture 7: Look for Clues! 4 Easy Techniques to Move The Conversation Forward… Naturally
Lecture 8: Taking Turns: The Secret to Connecting and Deepening a New Relationship
Lecture 9: Digging deeper when your partner isn’t saying much
Section 5 – Pitfalls and Conversational Quicksand
Lecture 10: Topics to avoid so you don’t squelch a budding relationship.
Lecture 11: Poor Assumptions
Section 6 – Exiting a conversation with grace and style. Leave your partner wanting more
Lecture 12: Leaving conversations on a positive note… is as critical as starting one well
Lecture 13: Authentic Exits: 3 easy steps to leave a conversation with grace and style
Lecture 14: When leaving is hard to do: Take them with you, and drop them off!
Section 7 – Summary and Additional Resources: You know what to do, so go meet people
Lecture 15: Lock-in Learning: You are ready to Meet People
Lecture 16: Additional resources for meeting people and developing strong relationships
Section 8 – Bonus Lectures
Lecture 17: Handshakes: No longer a shakedown, but just as important! Shake well and repeat.
Ms. Lorrie Hess , Professional Speaker, Business Coach, and Online Instructor
Lorrie Hess is a professional speaker and business coach with over 25 years of speaking experience. Her speaking roles include corporate trainer, financial strategies speaker, motivational speaker, and trade show presenter. Her aud