How to Be Sociable (English)
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.
Our classes and workshops consist of a varied mixture of input, self-reflection as well as one-to-one and group discussions. Our experienced lecturers convey a multitude of ideas that stimulate the mind and offer new perspectives. You can meet exciting and like-minded people and make new friends. No prior knowledge or preparation are required.
COURSE LEADER 25th February
Sarah Sarita Bhandari studied both environmental sciences and philosophy as well as a master degree in „Global Change Management“. She is highly passionate about eastern philosophy and spent three months at the oldest meditation- and yoga-institute of India. These days, she is researching the connection of the development of consciousness on an individual level in relation to societal sustainability at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Regarding these topics, she gives co-creative lectures and workshops at schools, universities, and festivals. At The School of Life, she teaches classes for our public workshop-program.
COURSE LEADER 22th April
Jasminko Kontrec is an experienced facilitator, trainer and college lecturer. Originally from Croatia, he was educated in Belgium and later obtained an MA in Asian Religion from Cardiff University, UK. He has an open mind and a passion for learning, whether about M-theory in physics or the Kaizen Way in business, which has enhanced his ability to critically examine the adopted rules of thumb. He is most inspired by integral personal development, which is also why he loves facilitating workshops, for they give him the opportunity to grow and learn along with the participants.
18.20 - venue opens
18.30 - welcome & drinks
18.45 - class commences
20.15 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes
Standard: 45 € incl. VAT
Double-Ticket (2 persons): 69,50 € incl. VAT
Bring a friend! We offer a limited amount of Double Tickets for a reduced price of 34,75 € per person instead of 45 €.
Reduced: 18 € incl. VAT
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.
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