Benefits of Organized Group Discussion
- You get to meet new people: Friends usually bring friends with them and in such cases there may bring a friend there that you might not have met before. In addition, if you come with a friend this could be a person that someone else might not know. With this action, it is a good chance that there will be someone (or more) there that you may not have met before.
- You get to know people: Not only do you meet new people, you get the opportunity to talk with them in a group setting and ask them (or indirectly ask them by asking the group) questions. In addition, you get to listen to how others view the topic at hand. If you’re dating this is a good environment to hear your boy/girlfriend’s viewpoint on different topics and how they interact with others in group situations.
- You get to overcome your shyness: If your shy, you tend to shy away from group discussions; however, I would recommend that you participate in them for by intentionally participating in the discussion, doing so will help to increase your confidence.
- Creates Approachable Opportunities: Usually after the group discussions there are refreshments. The refreshment table is a great opportunity to approach someone who through the group discussion you identified as someone you would like to make a connection with (dating wise, business wise or friendship wise). The refreshment table is the additional time you have to take the opportunity to get to know this person one on one. What’s great about discussion groups that are regular meetings is that you can take the risk of waiting until the next group discussion to exchange numbers so that there is no pressure while talking at the refreshment table. Just make sure you indicate that you enjoyed their conversation and look forward to seeing them again at the next group discussion.
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