How To Meet People: Be Helpful

Being helpful is just one of many ways that people naturally meet. Having a helpful mindset can allow you to get into a conversation with people and then to build new connections. This short video highlights some of the fun that Vera, Rafael and I had together as complete strangers. 

It was a great experience to have randomly met these two new friends at the Calgary International Airport. By simply helping them out, we got into a conversation and ended up spending much of an afternoon together. We had never met before. 

I got to show them around Calgary, and they enjoyed a free private tour. Meeting new people doesn’t always lead to new friendships or transformational experiences, but you will find that the more you do it, the more often it can happen. You can “Use Help to Say Hi” to meet new people. Being of service to others is not only wonderfully courteous but allows for new connections to develop. It was great to have met you both Rafael and Vera!

How might you help someone out today?

Tony Esteves is a play-based workshop facilitator, MC and a circus performer who is passionate about connecting people to people. His unique international experiences and aptitude for meeting strangers provide the foundation for He is the creator of the Talk2MorePeople Project which was a challenge to meet one new stranger a day for a full year. This purpose of this was to encourage people to get off their technology and back into face-to-face conversations. Having lived, worked or traveled to 40 countries, Tony has delivered sessions across North America, Europe and in South Africa. Tony speaks Russian, Japanese and Portuguese and is passionate about being in the mountains. He is a contributing author to the book, Big Ideas For The Big Stage – A grassroots guide that provides information, advice and insider tips to becoming a better speaker and presenter. His upcoming book is, “Talk2MorePeople – A Playful Guide on How to Meet Strangers.” Visit for updates. Audiences from Tony’s presentations leave entertained, educated and empowered.