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I’ve been doing a lot of one-on-one meetups lately since many people came to Vegas for the 4th of July holiday weekend. I’ve also been hearing that some people almost didn’t ask to meet up because they felt a bit shy about doing so.
I really enjoy these meetups — I have another one this afternoon and one or two more later this week — and I’m happy to encourage more people to go for it. This is my version of social media. Real conversations. Real smiles. Real hugs. What a concept!
I like talking to all different types of people, not just extroverts. I especially want to encourage people who feel shy, socially timid, or introverted to please feel free to request a meetup if you’re coming to Vegas or if I happen to be traveling to your city. I’ve met with plenty of people who identify themselves as socially awkward, and we still have great conversations once they realize I’m genuinely interested in talking to them.
A meetup is just a conversation. It’s not an interview, a coaching session, or a performance. We talk about life, the universe, and everything. It’s a nice chance to connect like real human beings.
Consequently, yesterday I added a new Meeting in Person FAQ to the site. It isn’t necessary to read it, but I thought that if I shared more details about what these meetups are like and what people can expect, it would help put some people more at ease and encourage them to go for it.