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Presence Social Mindful Relating

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Cambridge Innovation Center

1 Broadway

5th Floor, Havana Room

Cambridge, MA 02142

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• What we'll do
Ever wonder why some people are so compelling, why they get more attention, why more people are drawn to them? It's simple - they are present. Presence is the foundation of connection, charisma, attention-getting, and personal power. And in this world where most people are stuck in their heads or in their phones, simply being present can set you apart from the pack VERY quickly.

But how do you become present?

We've been trained by our phones and computers to be anything but present - constantly drawn into side conversations and random bits of news. Many feel a compulsion to check their phones every few minutes. Presence feels like a pipe dream.

This constant on-guardedness that is created by this behavior creates a low-level of stress that follows us everywhere we go - a feeling that we constantly need to be somewhere other than where we are. The act of coming into presence brings you into a state of stillness, quiet, dare I say, peace. A few moments of mindful presence can drastically reduce the stress of the day and it can be done without breaking your stride - no need to sit in lotus position and OM.

Presence is a muscle you build by using it. When you first attempt the practice, it will be difficult to get into it. But as you work it, the muscle grows, making it easier and easier as you go. I encourage you to come to as many of these events as you can to strengthen that muscle through regular use. And, as an added bonus, once you begin this mindfulness practice of being present with people, you'll notice more of what is going on with them. You'll be able to recognize more quickly when people are upset or put off.

Presence Can Help You To:

* Improve relationships
* Close more sales
* Get more dates
* Improve your negotiation skills

What To Expect

You will be walked through exercises to learn how to be present with the room around you and the people in it. You will be given opportunities to interact with others in the room (basically, it's directed conversation with attention to your presence). And you will be given different aspects of presence to pay attention to as you go.

In this way, you will not only get to practice your presence, you'll get to know the people around you in this presence community.

If you want to be a little ahead of the game, you might want to read "How to Win Friends and Influence People". While this meetup is NOT based on this book, the book teaches some presence techniques within it even though it doesn't call them presence.

You Should Come If

* You want to improve your ability to relate to others
* You want to stand out in a crowd
* You want to reduce your daily stress levels
* You want to improve your ability to read people

• What to bring
A desire to get to know yourself and others better.

• Important to know
If you have social anxiety and feel that having a list of the types of questions that might be asked would be helpful, please email me and I'm happy to share them.

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Cambridge Innovation Center

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Cambridge, MA 02142

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