Let's face it. We have connectivity but what we are really looking for is connection. But how do we do that?
It's by the little interactions we have in our day to day lives. These help to build a sense of community and make us feel more connected. This course offers tips and tricks on how to have interactions with strangers. It's so much easier than you think. You just need practice and someone to guide you through it. That's what we will do together.
Social & Cultural Anthropologist, Jean Smith, has appeared on TV, radio and in print commenting on topics ranging from dating, flirting and relationships, to wider social issues. Jean is a Tedx Speaker, and very popular on the London speaking circuit. She has spoken everywhere from the Royal Society of Medicine to the Royal Festival Hall. She also gives talks internationally, most recently in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Her television appearances include BBC Breakfast, Daybreak and ITV’s London Tonight. Print media appearances include The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, and Grazia. She has also been featured in a segment on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s hour on The Science of Flirting.
This area concentrates less on attraction, flirtation, finding a partner, and more on connections in daily life.
People want to know ‘how to make a good impression’ at a meeting or social gathering. Really, what they want, is to be comfortable showing people who they are. If people would spend less time trying to be something they are not as a way of manipulating others to like them and, instead, be completely comfortable with who they are, and leave others to take it or leave it, they will find they will have better outcomes.
"The work I’ve been doing with you: practising flirting, people watching, and the mindfulness has really paid off. Flirting is almost embarrassingly easy now. I can’t believe that I ever thought talking to people was hard. Thank you, Jean!"
The key to communication is when we act like ourselves, say what we want, do what we want, we are less attached to what others say or do. We are free to act as we want, as are they. When we are not honest with ourselves in this area, and suppress our true feelings, it makes us much more tied up into others' thoughts and actions = Bad News
Flirtology takes the basic steps in social interaction: how to enter a conversation, how to exit, how to read body language, and uses it as a way to help people become comfortable with themselves. You don’t really need to learn how to exit a conversation. You need to learn to trust yourself. So, when you have had enough of the conversation, you feel comfortable telling the other person, ‘it was nice speaking with you, but I have to go now’.
That is what Flirtology does.