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Speed Dating. Val Luther & Dana Yarbrough. Speed Dating. Loneliness may be the biggest disability a person has We all want people in our lives Family Friends Acquaintances Boyfriend/girlfriend. Speed Dating. What places can you go that might be a good place to meet people?.

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Speed dating

Speed Dating

Val Luther

&

Dana Yarbrough


Speed dating

Speed Dating

Loneliness may be the biggest disability a person has

  • We all want people in our lives

    • Family

    • Friends

    • Acquaintances

    • Boyfriend/girlfriend


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  • What places can you go that might be a good place to meet people?


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On-line Dating

www.match.com

www.dating4disabled.com

Google ‘speed dating (___your city___)’

Facebook


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A word about using on-line sites

  • Cost

  • Stalkers


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The Introduction (elevator) speech

  • an “elevator speech”

    • a one minute speech about who you are – what you are interested in - why the person you meet might want to get to know you better


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  • It is often about ‘First Impressions”

    • How you look

    • What you say

    • What your body language says


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Dos

  • Smile

  • Be interested and be interesting

  • Have two-sided conversation

  • Focus on the other person

  • Have fun


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Speed Networking

Don’ts

  • Don’t give out personal details and don’t ask for personal details right off the bat

  • If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all

  • Don’t pressure the person for a date

  • Don’t take it personal – sometimes its not a match


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Conversation Starters…

  • Start with a Yes/No question

    • Is this your first time here?

  • Ask a question that needs a longer answer

    • Wow, what do you think of this weather ?

    • Did you see that story on the news about___?

  • Ask about their work

    • Tell me, what kind of work do you do?


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Starter Questions (hobbies)

  • What did you do last weekend?

  • What is your favorite movie, song?

  • What is your favorite food?


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Starter Questions (fun)

  • What would you take with you to a deserted island?

  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

  • What makes you laugh?


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Starter Questions (quirky)

  • What is your best joke?

  • If your friends compared you to an animal, what would it be?

  • If you could be granted 3 wishes, what would they be?


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Lets Get Started…

  • Write your elevator speech

  • Come up with a couple starter/ice breaker questions

  • Lets practice!!!!!


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Practice


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How was it?

What did you learn?


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