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Speed Dating Val Luther & Dana Yarbrough. Loneliness may be the biggest disability a person has We all want people in our lives – Family – Friends – Acquaintances.

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1 Speed Dating Val Luther & Dana Yarbrough

2 Loneliness may be the biggest disability a person has We all want people in our lives – Family – Friends – Acquaintances – Boyfriend/girlfriend Speed Dating

3 What places can you go that might be a good place to meet people? Speed Dating

4 On-line Dating Google speed dating (___your city___) Facebook Speed Dating

5 A word about using on-line sites Cost Stalkers Speed Dating

6 The Introduction (elevator) speech an elevator speech – a one minute speech about who you are – what you are interested in - why the person you meet might want to get to know you better Speed Dating

7 It is often about First Impressions – How you look – What you say – What your body language says Speed Dating

8 Dos Smile Be interested and be interesting Have two-sided conversation Focus on the other person Have fun Speed Dating

9 Donts Dont give out personal details and dont ask for personal details right off the bat If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all Dont pressure the person for a date Dont take it personal – sometimes its not a match Speed Networking

10 Conversation Starters… Start with a Yes/No question – Is this your first time here? Ask a question that needs a longer answer – Wow, what do you think of this weather ? – Did you see that story on the news about___? Ask about their work – Tell me, what kind of work do you do? Speed Dating

11 Starter Questions (hobbies) What did you do last weekend? What is your favorite movie, song? What is your favorite food? Speed Networking

12 Starter Questions (fun) What would you take with you to a deserted island? If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? What makes you laugh? Speed Networking

13 Starter Questions (quirky) What is your best joke? If your friends compared you to an animal, what would it be? If you could be granted 3 wishes, what would they be? Speed Networking

14 Lets Get Started… Write your elevator speech Come up with a couple starter/ice breaker questions Lets practice!!!!! Speed Dating

15 Practice Speed Dating

16 How was it? What did you learn? Speed Dating


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