Talk to Someone and Experience an Information Exchange

When you meet new people, you are given an opportunity to have an information exchange. That is one of the many gifts that are available to you if you reach out to talk to someone whom you’ve never met before. On this day, I met Em and he learned about networking workshops that I host. There is a free Play2MeetPeople networking event coming up this February 19th and he is welcome to attend if he likes. The four of us had an enjoyable conversation and we all learned new ideas.

Research by Social Psychologist Gillian Sandstrom shows,

“people systematically underestimated how much their conversation partners liked them and enjoyed their company, an illusion we call the liking gap.”

So there is good news. When you approach a stranger, they are more likely to think favourably of you than you are of yourself after the interaction. Keep that in mind when you have the opportunity to reach out to another person face-to-face.

When you talk to someone you don’t know, you can experience an information exchange and it’s worth the effort. Conversations change lives.

Great things happen when you Talk2MorePeople. Free tips on how to meet people are available here:
Tony Esteves has presented and performed for people on 5 continents. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he is a play-based workshop facilitator and performer. He facilitates communication and resiliency and improves team dynamics. He studied improv at the Second City Improv Training Centre, has a Bachelor of Communication Studies degree, and loves to bring people together.

Tony has been performing with Le Cirque de la Nuit since 2014  and was a part of their 2016 TEDxYYC performance. He believes that people can best move their lives and careers forward by having more face-to-face conversations. (That is how he got into the circus). This is why he created the Talk2MorePeople Project. During this social experiment, Tony meet at least one new stranger a day for an entire year and positively transformed his life. Now he teaches people how to do this through coaching, workshops and keynote presentations. The Talk2MorePeople book will be released in 2020.

With a professional background in logistics and communication, Tony has presented at conferences in Canada, Italy, the USA and South Africa. Having lived and worked in 40 countries in a variety of unique jobs, including managing logistics for the US military in Uzbekistan, teaching in Japan and corporate sales in Ukraine, Audiences from Tony’s presentations leave entertained, educated, inspired and empowered.