What we're about


Technology is wonderful... but it just doesn't compare to having a real conversation with a real person in real time and in real life... For real!! If you're over scrolling endlessly through other peoples experiences and want to get out and enjoy some of your own, then we'd love to have you on board!

Imagine yourself in a room. The company that surrounds you is new. The human chemistry and all its raw potential is intoxicating. The adrenalin, exciting. The smiles, warm. The eye contact, curious. Imagine already knowing that everyone around you has arrived with the same intent as you and is available to connect with in some way.

Discover & Enjoy London

LONDON is full of secrets. This meetup group aims to explore and enjoy just a few of those. We will go and see those 'unknown' gems that make London such a fascinating and intriguing city.

Come and build your social Friends- face to face!

Welcome to ESV Social, now the #1 most active group in London! Do you want more excitement in your life? Are you looking to make new friends and do fun stuff? Join us!

People of all levels of extroversion and introversion can be found in our group. Many of our members are not shy, and many more have largely overcome their shyness since joining our group. That being said, I know what it's like to be very shy and i know that signing up for your first meetup event can be scary and intimidating. Part of what this group is about is making that first step as easy for you as possible. Shyness is not something that anyone here will judge you poorly for. And if there's anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend your first event then please let me know by sending Ian a message.

You will enjoy a great evening of good food, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality.

We run Talks and health Relationship Events

Learn How to become Emotional Intelligent.

Meet Like minded people

It's okay if you have to come late and leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or two hours.

Upcoming events (2)

A Day on Emotional Intelligence-The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

Birkbeck, University of London

Tickets are available here http://bit.ly/2DWZvSk . There are a few early bird tickets left, but be quick! Existentialism, Neuroscience & Emotional Intelligence: A full day of talks exploring the fascinating psychology of human emotions. Does changing how you think about an emotion, change the way you feel it? How? How can you use the latest research into the neuroscience of emotions to make better decisions about the big choices in life? What happens, psychologically, when you suppress your emotions? These are just some of the questions the speakers will explore at The Weekend University this month. In this series of talks, we’ll discuss: The Existential Meaning of Emotions; how to make connections between your sensations, feelings, thoughts, intuitions, and most deeply held values. The History of Human Emotions; how the stories you tell yourself about your emotions influences how you feel them. The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence; the real nature and importance of emotions, what happens in the brain when you experience them, and how to let them guide you into making the best choices for you. You’ll learn how these insights can benefit your own life, but also your ability to help others too. _____________________________________________________________________________ Lectures & Speakers 1- The Existential Meaning of Emotions - Professor Emmy van Deurzen is a philosopher, counselling psychologist and existential psychotherapist. Amongst her 17 books are the bestsellers Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3d edition 2012, Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness (Sage, 2009) and Everyday Mysteries (2nd edition Routledge, 2010). The second edition of Paradox and Passion in Psychotherapy appeared with Wiley in 2015. 2- The History of Human Emotions – Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, PhD Dr Tiffany Watt Smith is the author of The Book of Human Emotions, which tells the stories of 154 feelings from around the world. It has been published in 9 countries so far. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, the BBC News Magazine and The New Scientist. In 2014, she was named a BBC New Generation Thinker. In her previous career, she was a theatre director. 3- The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence – Dr Gabija Toleikyte, Dr Gabija Toleikyte is a neuroscientist and business coach. She completed her PhD at the University College London on the neuronal basis of memory and navigation. During her PhD, Gabija acquired a business coach qualification and worked as an internal coach at UCL for senior academics and administrative staff. _____________________________________________________________________________ Event Schedule 10:00am – 12:00pm: The Existential Meaning of Emotions - Professor Emmy van Deurzen, PhD 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch break 1:00pm – 3:00pm: The History of Human Emotions – Dr Tiffany Watt Smith, PhD 3:00pm – 3:15pm: Afternoon break 3:15pm – 5:00pm: The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence – Dr Gabija Toleikyte, PhD 5:20pm – 7:00pm: Attendee Social & Networking (Optional) _______________________________________________________________________________ Still not sure what to expect? Read what previous attendees have said here. _______________________________________________________________________________ Who is this event for? You might be: A mental health practitioner; psychotherapist, counsellor or coach, attending for continuing professional development A psychology student seeking to broaden your knowledge in different areas of the subject Considering a transition into a career in psychology, but not sure exactly what route to take yet A member of the general public attending for the sheer joy of learning and exploring your curiosity. TWU Guarantee The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience. Tickets are available here http://bit.ly/2DWZvSk . There are a few early bird tickets left, but be quick!

Pitch & Present Workshops -Speak to get Money- 4 Top Notch Speakers-LIMITED SPOT

Barclays Accelerator Powered by Techstars

“A pitch is the contents of your business storybook.” Come for a practical fun workshops to learn how to construct your pitch for getting money. This might be for your own company, your department or even an idea you're working on. This is NOT a investment raising evening - this is immersive learning at its best of how to improve and become amazing at Pitching & Presenting. Tickets: £15 online, £30 on the door, If any left (includes workshop, drinks & VAT) Click the Link to book your Tickets- http://bit.ly/2YKEVwc Get the opportunity to pitch infront of real life panel of investors - though just for fun and training purposes. Check out the team below to see who you'll get to pitch to. No matter if you work for yourself, run a team or even part of a wider team, practicing and enhancing your skills on how to pitch and present under any condition is vital for your own business and personal success. June Workshop Meet-up - "Pitch & Present To Get Money" At this money making Workshop, you will: Learn what investors and budget owners actually want to hear Find out how to make your idea, business and/or department more financially appealing Embrace your confidence knowing that you're speaking the same financial language Experiment with what you’ve just learnt Meet others to network and get feedback Investors Details Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm Location: Barclays RISE - Shoreditch Tickets: £15 online, £30 on the door, If any left (includes workshop, drinks & VAT) Click the Link to book your Tickets- http://bit.ly/2YKEVwc About Hannah Edge is a dynamic venture fund that both nurtures and assists high growth creative businesses to support them beyond the financial investment. Hannah's role within the investment team at Edge is to discover the next generation of pioneering entrepreneurs focusing on retail tech and content businesses. Will your pitch make a bold enough impact for Hannah? About Adam Dubbed the "Master Gatekeeper of London" as he represents over 130,000 individual investors, Adam is the author of The Lunatic Gene, trains teams on pitching along with speaking on international stages. Come along to tap into Adam's knowledge and expertise to ensure your pitch resonates with the right people at the right time. About Carl From a successful health platform as Wellbeing In the City, to running CoderDojo coding clubs for kids, he has a longstanding background in the entrepreneurial space & has been noted as TechCity Insider’s Top 100 Start-up Entrepreneurs. Carl has both raised funds for his own companies along with mentoring many more on the strategy and techniques of pitching, selling and speaking internationally. About Annik Founder of Speakers Express, Annik has over 30 years experience of being scared of speaking. She has turned this fear into a love of pitching and presenting her own company along with helping thousands of entrepreneurs to do the same. Annik will run fun and practical workshops so you can gain the skills and practice to successfully pitch for investment and funding, gain the confidence to push your business from home office to the stage and even how to create a Keynote presentation for the TEDx stages and beyond. All our Workshop Meet-up evenings are Practical Run in a safe and fun environment Supports you to develop and to meet like minded individuals Other Workshop Meet-ups we have coming up are Which Pitch structure to Pitch The Pitching Canvas The Valuable Skills needed for Presenting The Story of Storytelling Pitch to Sell Tickets: £15 online, £30 on the door, If any left (includes workshop, drinks & VAT) Click the Link to book your Tickets- http://bit.ly/2YKEVwc

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