How to be Sociable

How to be Sociable

Knowing how to get the most out of the people we meet, live with and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life. Too often we feel we’re unable properly to convey our real selves and cannot relate naturally to others. Conversations can get stuck, or be sterile or routine. We’re unable to charm. We struggle to enjoy the company of others, or effectively convey who we are to them. 

How to be Sociable tackles, head on, the multiple challenges of knowing how to be with others. It delivers penetrating answers to the following questions: 

  • • What should our friendships be for?

  • • What is charm and how do we acquire it?

  • • How can one be at ease in social situations?

  • • What makes a good conversationalist?

  • • What makes a good listener?

    Far from being obvious or trivial, these questions take us to the heart of how we conduct ourselves among others. The class equips us with the tools to make a greater success of our relationships with friends, colleagues and strangers.

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    This class is in a sequence with How to Develop Self Knowledge and How to Be Serene which together cover The School of Life's ideas on self and others. 

    ABOUT CLASSES

    Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

    These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. 

    To get an idea of what to expect from classes, workshops and events in our classroom, watch this short film. 

Details for Thu 13th Jul 2017

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TIMETABLE

18.40            Welcome buffet & drinks
19.00            Class commences
20.15            Break (times vary)
21.30            Class finishes

VENUE

The School of Life
70 Marchmont Street
London 
WC1N 1AB

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