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Someone much wiser than me once said “the only reason humans exist is to keep each other company.” Said another way: CONNECTING WITH OTHER PEOPLE IS WHAT BRINGS PURPOSE AND MEANING TO OUR LIVES.

I've made it my current mission in life to help others connect and find more purpose and meaning in their lives, which is why I'm volunteering my time to put on this workshop.

If you feel lonely, and like you are having difficulty connecting with other people, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. I believe our culture has slowly been losing the ability to connect for a long time now. We send emails and texts and interact through social media and browse through online dating sites… and this gives us the illusion of some sort of connection with the outside world. But, in reality, these are all poor substitutions for connecting face to face with others. This phenomenon has gotten so bad that many people I know who are even in relationships feel lonely on a daily basis.

THERE IS GOOD NEWS, THOUGH. Social interaction is a skill that can be LEARNED. We are usually led to believe that charisma is an innate ability. However, nothing can be further from the truth. You can learn how to be charismatic and how to make better connections with others. I should know; when I was younger, I had some of the most awkward conversations imaginable (and, as some of my friends like to point out, I occasionally still have awkward conversations). However, I do much better in conversation now as compared to my younger days.

So, this event is meant to be a weekly forum/workshop/support group for people to learn how to improve social interaction and make connections. Each week, I will introduce a new topic to discuss.

Because romantic relationships are so important, they will be the focus of most of the discussions (which is why I called the event a “dating workshop”). However, most of the topics we discuss will also be able to be applied to other relationships as well – whether it be with your children, family, coworkers, friends, or others.

After the presentation is complete, people are encouraged to stay and mingle and put to practice a few of the ideas they just learned. I'll also stick around after the presentation to answer questions and mingle a bit myself. And - FYI - Splash Bar has a ROCKIN happy hour that goes until 9pm.

I don't expect people to RSVP to this event, although you are welcome to. If you do not RSVP, please feel free to come anyway - I'll have a presentation prepared for anywhere from 2 people to 200 people.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks a lot troy. This is a great initiative. Thus far all of your events I have joined havw been phenomenal.

    1 · May 16, 2014

  • Troy

    Thank you, everyone, for coming out to this event! I already received a lot of great feedback, and I'm confident that feedback will help me make the next workshop better for everyone. If you would like to share your thoughts/feedback, or have some specific topics you would like covered in the future, please email me and I will incorporate those thoughts into future events. Thanks again!

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Kunal

    Thanks for the workshop. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · May 14, 2014

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