How to get past boring small talk and connect

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  1. I really appreciate this video. I recently realized that most of the people I know are acquaintances that I don’t have a connection to, but hopefully with this I can try to make some closer friends.

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  2. I appreciate that you back everything up with science and often do a little blurb about the scientific study itself. It assists me in understanding and valuing your argument.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this work.

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  3. Hi where do I find places to meet people besides a bar which I am not interested in? I would like to find something like a mixer or a single cruise if they have those things anymore? If not where do I go?

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  4. Thank you for your advice! I have no idea how to make friends and I’m often forgotten about, but this is very useful. I had no idea this could work!

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  5. I found your your use of sharing personal interest about subject useful. I thought it’s an opened invitation for communication to slowly build between one another.

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  6. I’ve never thought about it like this before!

    When you gave the first ‘how was your weekend’ example, that’s often where it hangs when I meet new people but this really opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

    I’ll definitely be thinking about this often, and hope to try it out sometime along with all the new things I’ll be learning!

    Thank you!

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  7. Thank you so much, I’m a web developer, and if you notice people like me are not social at all sometimes, now I can have the courage to make that conversation with people.

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  8. This was very good, especially the part there the only reason I went to this website was for “FREE” training.
    Theese guys are so good at math that free = $49

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    • Hi David, thanks for reaching out to me. I been feeling so DISCONNECTED W/People. I’m 63yr old, & it seems harder to connect w/others. I feel so alone, because of that. I feel like I’m standing in a middle of a room, & no one is listening!!

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  9. Hi David, I must say that I have enjoyed reading your tips and will take your advice. I am 61 now and find the older one gets the more challenging it is to meet new people and make friends. I start a new job next week, so ill try to put this into practice.

    Thank you

    Judie

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  10. I love what you are doing here! I’ve been seeking this sort of “social training” for years. Where I get stuck more though is with opposite personality types. For example, I am a softer person that likes harmony, fairness and common courtesy. Most of the people in my life are strong, dominant female personalities that connect more with bold, dominant, take charge people. They seem to dislike me from the get go and I feel they hold a sort of disdain towards me for what they perceive as a weaker type person. I am not weak at all but rather take my time to make mature decisions based on many factors and gravitate to decisions that are fair for all parties and not this black and white based decision making. But nonetheless, I am not disliked, but rather looked down on for not being stronger. I hope to see this sort of situation addressed in future emails or videos that you present. Thanks David for the insightful work you are doing here!

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  11. I feel like I’m finally getting usefull tips on improving my social interaction skills! Thank you so much for these videos

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  12. So I’m a military child and have been betrayed multiple times by people i considered my close friends. I have trouble trusting and knowing people with the knowledge that I would be moving somewhere else. Any tips?

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