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This past weekend was one of the biggest gatherings of heart-centered entrepreneurs at the Archangel Summit and I connected with some amazing superheroes

I also know huge events like this can be super overwhelming (there were almost 3,000 attendees), so I put together my tips how I made sure to get the most from the experience.

Follow these tips at your next event:

#1 Strangers are just Friends you haven’t met yet

This is an amazing community that shares very similar values, so don’t hesitate to just reach out the person sitting next to you. And if you see someone standing by themselves, invite them into your group.

#2 Skip the Smalltalk

Nobody came here to talk about the weather… so here is my secret way to get out of any smalltalk situation: Just say you are on a “smalltalk detox” and ask them a new question, like:

  1. What is something exciting you’ve learned recently?
  2. What amazing things are you creating right now?
  3. What is your superpower?

#3 Make Friends – Not Contacts

Instead of trying to meet as many people as possible, focus on deeply connecting just a few people that you’ll be excited to continue hanging out with after the conference. The best time to deepen those connections are during lunch and dinner, so if you meet someone you want to get to know better ask if they want to join you for lunch/ dinner.

#4 Give the Gift of Presence

We have these amazing supercomputers in our pockets, but they hold you back from really connecting with the people around you. So instead of scrolling down your instagram feed, leave your phone in you bag and talk to the person next to you.

#5 Go with the Flow

Big events like this can be overwhelming, so I always tell myself that I am talking to the right person at the right place, RIGHT NOW. I don’t believe in FOMO anymore, because if you can be present in every moment, you will create a lot of magic!!

And lastly, don’t forget to have fun!

? PS: If you are organizing conferences, retreats or events contact me to help you facilitate deep, meaningful connections for your attendees.

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Jan Keck

Jan Keck

Jan’s mission is to help people feel less alone, so by creating experiences, workshops and programs he is fueling the movement for deeper human connection. His work has been featured on TEDx, CBC News, Breakfast TV, Cityline and HuffPost and he is currently building a community of facilitators that design the MAGICAL HUMAN MOMENTS online.