How to Really Connect with Others--Silicon Valley
Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM (PST)
Menlo Park, CA
Have you ever noticed how those days when you are grumpy and you feel like you don't want to talk to anyone, no one talks to you?! And then there are the days when you feel good - maybe you got a promotion at work or you are wearing a new outfit that makes you feel good.....and people stop and chat with you, ask you for directions and interact with you while you're in line for coffee.
In this workshop we will teach you concrete skills that you can use to be open and available for connection whenever you want to be! We will look at how to be that magnetic person that everyone seems to want to talk to, how to use body language to communicate more effectively, how to develop rapport with people you've just met - so opportunities come your way....whether it's dating that new special someone or getting put on that great project at work! We'll also talk about how to deepen that rapport, once you have it.
Rachel serves as COO and instructor for Social Fluency’s @Work and @Play women’s and corporate courses.A successful entrepreneur, passionate leader and networker, Rachel thrives on understanding people and helping them grow. Being 6 feet tall since the age of 14, she developed an early understanding of what it means to feel like you don’t fit the mold. Her early years were spent acting out, until she transformed herself from a rebellious teen into an inspirational youth speaker who spent a year traveling and teaching other teens leadership and pubic speaking skills. Rachel has since spent 17 years working with technology and other knowledge industry professionals and is a highly sought after facilitator leading workshops on leadership, personal branding and communication skills.
Rachel attended the Leadership Institute of Seattle at Bastyr University, where she specialized in organizational development, training, coaching and consulting. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Evergreen State College, focusing on public education and social justice. In her free time, Rachel enjoys gardening, cooking and spending time in the great outdoors with her two dogs, Finnegan and Fiona.
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Social Fluency is dedicated to the goal of helping others achieve their true social potential, reduce the pain of social tension, and remove barriers to developing successful relationships in all facets of life —whether they be professional or personal. We teach the art and science of communication.