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Connecting With People

Introduction

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We’re all looking for ways to make our lives more meaningful and engaging, and there’s no better way to do that than by connecting with people. There are tons of ways to connect with people, and they don’t even have to be all that difficult. All it takes is a little bit of effort and some willingness to get out there.

In fact, there are certain activities that have been scientifically proven to help people connect and feel more connected to others. Doing activities that build connections with other people can also help improve your confidence and sense of well-being. A few examples are hiking, volunteering, playing sports or even cooking. Doing things you like that connect you with others has been shown time and time again to have a positive effect on our lives.

Vocabulary

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  • willingness (noun)
  • confidently (adverb)
  • try out (phrasal verb)
  • rapport (noun)
  • positively (adverb)
  • connection (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What do you think is the best activity that connects people together?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Connecting With People
  • What activities do you do with other people?
  • Are there any activities that you think have a negative effect on your connection with others?
  • What other benefits come with doing activities that connect people together?
  • Are there any activities that you would like to try which would connect you with new people?
  • Do you think you can build a connection with people doing activities online?

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