How to speak to anyone without feeling awkward by Matt Kendall

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The Bolton Pub

326 Earls Court Road




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Currently there are a number of conversation courses available on Meetup. This is the original, and i urge you to read the mountains of feedback from past attendees at the bottom of this page. Unlike a lot of other Meetups, my feedback is 100% genuine and you can click on the names to check the validity of the members.

Learn how to be interesting and connect with people without having to do weird stuff and being embarrassed.

Imagine how much confident you would be in social and work situations if you knew exactly how to start and control an interesting conversation.

I personally believe that people can learn conversation and influence skills. I know this because I have been teaching this material for many years and I can see just how much learning these skills can change people's lives. I have hundreds of emails from people who have been through this workshop with success stories about how they have applied what they have learnt into their everyday life.

Conversation and social skills are dying art forms. The internet may have connected us, but it is breaking down our ability to communicate face to face. Text messages, Twitter, emails and Facebook are creating a new way of speaking and communicating that is highly ineffective for creating a genuine human connection.

For many years I worked as a head trainer at a male dating training company, and for a short time at a female dating company. I have also worked as a therapists for many years in the field of hypnosis. Added to this I have set up and run a variety of small businesses including Interesting Talks.

I have a unique perspective on conversation and communication skills that are highly effective in the real world. Teaching people the skill and art of effective communication is something I love to do, so I thought I would bring all the skills together and present it as a 1 day workshop.

In this 1 day workshop we will be covering;

• How to plan and research your interactions

• How to start, direct and end a conversation

• How to keep interactions going using social media (SMS, Facebook etc)

• Put people into any kind of emotional state or mood that you choose How to ask proper questions

• How to use time distortion to make people think they have known you for a long time and connect with you instantly

• How to make effective statements about people and read their minds

• Eliciting amazing experiences and emotions in people so they want you around

• The different positions of rapport and power

• The difference between what people say and what people do

• Active Listening and how to use peoples own words to build rapport

• Amazing persuasion skills that allow you to guide people into making a decision

• How social and group dynamics really work

• How appearance, status and location dramatically affect communication

• How to prepare for meetings, conversations, parties etc

• How to create your own systems you can go and practice

• The most common mistakes people make in conversation

This workshop is going to be highly practical with a range of exercises throughout to practice the skills. There will be a set of notes to take away and you will create a solid plan of how to go and practice.

This workshop is open to both men and woman and for any skill level. It will be based on NLP and hypnosis, however no prior experience is required. Absolutely everything is explained and demonstrated clearly.

I am so confident in the techniques that I teach and I offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you feel by the end of the day that it was not worth the money you paid, I will refund you 100%.

This workshop is really suitable for the following groups of people;

Social - How to meet new friends and form social circles

Sales people – learn how to massively connect and influence sales people

Therapists/coaches – how to really understand people’s situations and building rapport

Entrepreneurs – how to connect with clients and sell your ideas

Dating – all these skills are amazing in the dating world for both men and women

Bosses/leaders – learn how to influence groups of people

Recently separated – are you recently separated and want to build new social circles, this is perfect for you

Networkers – learn how to connect and network with people

I have been lucky enough to train with some of the best influences in the world. All the skills I am going to be teaching work in the real world and have a strong basis in psychology and human behaviour. I will be doing multiple demonstrations to show you exactly how these skills work and also how to apply them in your own life.

All the skills I will be teaching are ethical. Although some of it is based in hypnosis, these skills are to help you become a better communicator and influencer for the better.

How do you know that these skills work? Judge me by my results. I have created the largest Meetup group of it's kind in the world using these skills. Please also see the extensive feedback from past attendees. Please also feel free to research all the past events for the comments and feedback.

The spaces are limited for this event so please book ASAP.

Matt Kendall

Here is the feedback from the last workshop in June 2017;

Rohan Great talk Matt. So many interesting points and ideas to process and put into action!

Leyla Rsk Lots of food for thought and readily applicable to own life/work situation! look forward to testing out my new skills

Ana Once again, an interesting and full of practical tools workshop by Matt; and a good chance to meet and learn from other people attending it. Thanks to him and to everybody I had the chance to talk with.

Katiba Fantastic meet up, lots of interesting points taken.

Sam Loved it. Some of the most useful techniques I've ever been given on connecting with people and deepening that connection. Highly recommend it. Might redo it. Thank you for this

Kevin Waters Great meet up. Plenty of interactive stuff. Found it very useful.

Jan Messenger The talk had a number of very interesting parts which will give me lots to think about, and how to put into practice. A good mixture of friendly people that I hope to see at future events

Here is the feedback from the last workshop in May 2017;

Jo de Vivre Great talk with lots of interesting advice. I can't wait to put the skills into practice!

Martin Superb talk- lots of useful and practical information. Funny, good value and engaging as always. Cheers Matt.

Mauro Poletto I enjoyed the workshop and I will recommend it to others. Thanks Matt!

Jo de Vivre Thanks for an amazing talk! Really looking forward to practicing the skills.

Jackie Such a useful session, I'm going to recommend it to my friends.

Michael John Whelan Thank you to Matt for a very useful, funny and amazing talk. I took lots of notes and am looking forward to practising the skills.

Michael John Whelan

Here is the feedback from the last workshop in February 2017;

Jimi Sayo "A very valuable workshop and a totally different way of looking at effortless persuasion. The pace was honed to perfection and the interaction amongst participants a great way to embed what we were learning."

COD "Great workshop! Lots of information and practical advice. Some of the things I do already but didn't realise it and other things I hadn't thought about and got a new perspective. Overall it made me more self-aware with further ways I can deal with situations.

I did try one of the suggestions the next day and it worked with the outcome I was aiming for - a better connection with a family member which is a great start :o)
The pace was good for me - no time to get bored or daydream and the handouts had enough information covering what was being said giving you room to add extra notes if needed.

The group size was ideal for me. There were enough people to create a pleasant buzz of chatter and there was always someone new to talk with for the practices we did - great bunch of people too may I add!

I would recommend this workshop to anyone - even if you think you know it all, it's interesting to understand dynamics and different perspectives. An inspiring & thought provoking workshop."

Barbara Begio "The course worked perfectly for me. Although I'm a sociable and engaging person, I have found myself in circumstances where I didn't know what to talk about, often because the other party seemed uninterested to talk to me.

I have realised that I was asking the wrong questions, I was interrogating them rather than showing interests in their life.

Another important topic covered during the 4 hrs course and which made me think is the identification of whether we are in dominant, equal or submissive position and feel comfortable with the position we are on.

Some people might say that a lot we covered was "common sense". The reality is that it is not and Matt conveyed perfectly powerful messages to improve any type of relationships. Thanks Matt, see u soon!

Barbara Begio

Here is the feedback from the workshop in November 2016;

Massimo Sarti "Really excellent workshop. Thanks a lot, Matt."

Anya "Thanks Matt for fun and informative workshop. Wouldn't mind to do it again soon, as the was so much to digest and practice and I am happy for making the last minute decision to attend the session."

Ray "Excellent meetup and workshop. Some really excellent exercises! Some really good participation and group work.Thanks Matt for another brilliant session with good handouts."

Chris Murphy "Excellent Workshop well put together and great number of practical exercises, thanks Matt!"

Helena Benson "I have really enjoyed the talk. It was Very informative and fun! Thank you!"

Loveleen "Brilliant workshop today; invaluable content. I hope to see this repeated so I can recommend it to friends and colleagues. Thanks Matt!"

Feedback from from earlier workshops;

Sarah Smith: Using the skills from this course I managed to get a £8,000 pay rise at work within a week. This is the best money I have spent this year. I wanted to give Matt more money for this course but he refused and just got me to buy him a drink instead.

Marcus: Being a Psychologist I attended this course out of curiosity, but not expecting much. I can honestly say that the information was excellent, the techniques are very useful and overall I learnt a lot more than I expected. I have recommended a lot of colleagues to attend this workshop and Matt is one of the best trainers I have ever seen.

Khalid H: In summer I paid over £2000 to attend a similar course this one and at the end there was a big sales pitch. At Matt's event I spent less than one percent yet learned a hundred percent more. He knows his stuff inside out and demonstrated everything. Also no up sells at the end. Completely genuine guy who anyone can learn a lot from.

Jackson: I have been attending workshops for 10 years. This was one of the cheapest but one of the best. Most trainers never demonstrate their techniques, Matt did about 4-5. I thought he was using stooges until one of the subjects was myself. Extremely pleased I went and I will be going again if he runs it.

Helen: I came from Ireland to attend this event on the recommendation of a friend who attended last year. 100% worth the time and money. I used just one technique to speak to my sister who I have a difficult relationship with. I was able to really connect with her and rebuild our relationship. I can not thank Matt enough.

Kim "The workshop was excellent! Very informative and well delivered. I left feeling inspired."

Michelle King "Great unique information, able to apply straight away. Thanks Matt! See you after summer break!"

Michelle "Great class Matt. Thank you."

Uma Selvarajah "Interesting day. Will try out some of the methods in real life!"

Leeanne "Matt is an amazing teacher. Really enjoyed the workshop - lots of practical advice and would highly recommend to anyone"

Connor Macgregor "Really enjoyed this. I recommend to anyone with an interest in this sort of thing."

Maero Poletto "Great workshop: practical and well tested techniques were taught in a fun way."

David Bailey "Great day. Practical and easy to apply."

Asif "Really enjoyed the workshop. Some really interesting points! Thanks Matt"

Nicolle "Matt promised the afternoon would be fun, and it was. Great bunch of people and some good learnings to take away and practise."

Arvy "Great topic been chosen by Matt. Learned a few things which really can help to make new meaningful connections. Our turn to implement that, thanks Matt."

Silvia E. Kundrath "Great! Thoroughly enjoyed it, learned a lot and implemented straight away."

TomC "Really good day, very well presented, tremendous value and enjoyable social time with a real nice group of people afterwards (6 of us ended up in Covent Garden at gone 10pm)!"

Phil "Very practical information that you can start using immediately. I felt like the material was good for people of all levels"

Juliet "Very informative - certainly gave me food for thought and tools to use. Very pleased I went."

Martin "Fabulous, simple straight forward methods to successful conversations, thanks Matt for sharing your knowledge and experience."

Sonya "Lots of fun, lots of material. I met new people in a short space of time. There's definately a whole load of work I can now be getting on with.Thanks Matt."

Martin "Time well spent: lots of valuable ideas and techniques for starting, maintaining, and directing interesting conversations."

Andy Wade "Fantastic 4 hours with a lot of material to go through. Really looking forward to having more productive conversations in the years to come. Thanks for putting this together Matt."

Gerry B. "A really good day. There was a lot of material covered in a short space of time, and in a fun way."

Katrina "This was my first time attending a talk like this and I quite liked the smaller cosy group format with a relaxed atmosphere. Nice balance of information and exercises, relevant selection of social and work related tips that one can put into practice straight away and I really enjoyed the humorous side of Matt. Great session, thanks!"

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