How to make friends and create better social circles.
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How to make friends and create better social circles.

A guide for adults who are ready to improve their social life.
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4.6 (91 ratings)
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594 students enrolled
Created by TJ Guttormsen
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to start conversations with anyone.
  • Where and how to meet other adults also looking for new friendships.
  • How to move from superficial to meaningful conversations.
  • How to nurture a relationship forward from the initial interaction.
  • How to turn acquaintances into friends.
  • How to find the time and energy to meet new people.
  • How to receive more invitations and be included by others more often.
  • Professional networking techniques, and how to use them socially.
  • And more..
  • A desire to make friends or improve your social circles.

Do you feel like you lack friends in your life?

Do you ever feel lonely?

Or would you simply like to freshen up and increase your social circles a little bit?

In this course, Norway’s most high profile social and communications coach TJ Guttormsen shares the strategies and techniques used by thousands of people across the world to transform their social lives.

TJ’s expertise on social skills and personal networking is highly sought after, and he’s done well over 100 national media appearances in his home country discussing the topic.

Now living in Las Vegas, TJ is taking his work internationally yet again, and for the first time sharing these strategies – usually reserved for workshops and coaching valued in the thousands of dollars - in an affordable online program available for anyone.

"In short, if someone asks me how to be a good friend, I'll just show them this course. It has all you need to know about how to make new friends, how to be a good friend and how you can benefit of it. And even more. In details. This course is very well structured, it leads you step-by-step from basic info and principles to real-life practical guides and strategies that you can start using immediately." - ALEXANDER SHEVTSOV, UDEMY STUDENT

"Simple and efficient. Perfectly realistic advice! So I would say...dare to apply this training and get what you want! Already working for me!" - ALBERT FERNANDEZ, UDEMY STUDENT

The problem.

More adults are lonely or dissatisfied with their social life than ever before. Studies have shown that at least 20% of Americans feel lonely on a daily basis, and as many as 12% have said that they have no one to talk to.

And these numbers are not any lower in the rest of the world.

Even many of the ones who aren’t lonely are still not happy. They feel like they lack opportunities to socialize in the way they want, with the kind of people they want. They have become trapped in routines that keep them from fully enjoying life with other people.

As adults, we tend to have less exposure to new potential friends than we did as children. We used to almost continuously meet new kids through school, hobbies, sports, or just on the neighborhood’s playgrounds. And the simple act of being in the same place repeatedly tended to create bonds and friendships for many.

In adulthood, most of us have lost those arenas. And even when we do spend time in public with other adults, we hardly ever interact with them in any meaningful way that might lead to more than – at best - a superficial conversation.

Time and energy tend to be in shorter supply too, and many are simply unsure of how to approach someone new, and how to follow up on people we like to create a friendship with them.

We have become a population of adults who spend time around each other – but not with each other.

The solutions.

In this course, TJ gives you the solutions to all these challenges and more.

TJ’s teaching style is clear and straight to the point, with no fluff, abstract concepts, or guessing games. In the first section alone, you’ll learn simple and easily understandable techniques and tactics that will help you:

- Easily and comfortably start conversations with new people.

- Create conversations that are interesting to you and that attracts the right type of people.

- Go from a superficial first conversation to something more meaningful.

- Move potential friendships forward easily and naturally.

- Turn acquaintances into friends.

- Multiply your friendships with one simple strategy.

- And much more.

In the second section, TJ shares simple and practical advice on how and where to meet other adults who are likely to also be on the lookout for new friendships themselves. You’ll, among other things, learn:

- Where people open to – and even looking for – new social connections can most easily be found.

- How to find the time and energy to socialize and meet new people.

- How to create your own events designed either to increase your social network or attract specific people to it.

- How to receive more invitations from others.

- How to be included by others in ways that almost automatically increases your social circles.

- And more.

There’s also a section on how to maintain the new friendships that you’re going to be creating.

And to top it off, TJ will show you the most effective and most commonly used strategies that professional networkers use – and how you can apply those strategies to your own social life. In this section, you’ll learn how to build a relationship with basically anyone you’d like – whether they’re already in your network or a complete stranger.

"The fast-paced and logical sequence of simple and doable steps [that] TJ feeds his students in this course really worked for me. I like that the course was very action-oriented, as opposed to reflective. What I need are steps to take action. Not ways to reflect. So that's another reason I loved this course." - VANESSA KING, UDEMY STUDENT

"This is an outstanding course presented in an engaging manner. It is full of good advice and ideas for making friends and expanding your social circle." - JEFFREY D WILSON, UDEMY STUDENT

In other words.

This course will take you step-by-step through the process of finding potential new friends, creating a conversation with them, extending that conversation and creating more time together until a fully formed friendship appears. You’ll learn how to use events – both yours and others’ – to quickly increase and design your social network. How to be included in the activities of others, and how to deepen and maintain your relationships.

This course really is the A – Z of making friends and building better social circles, and it has been used successfully by people of all adult ages, all over the world.

TJ himself has even used these exact strategies to build his social circles in cities like Trondheim and Oslo in Norway, and Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the US.

These strategies work for anyone who learns and uses them, so the only question is if you’re ready for a positive change in your life?

How often have you been bored or lonely because you didn’t have anyone to spend time with?

How many times have you felt like life was passing you by socially?

How much more would you enjoy your life if you were surrounded by people that you had chosen for yourself, who were eager to do the same things as you – together with you?

Sign up now, and let TJ show you how to solve all of these challenges and more.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in improving their social life.
Course content
Expand all 47 lectures 02:52:34
+ Introduction
3 lectures 08:37
Get immediate support (and extra resources).
Your first social hack: How to make anyone excited to see you.
+ The conversations that create friendships
16 lectures 01:06:10
The technique that makes it easy to start conversations with strangers.
Two simple and highly effective conversation starters.
The Ben Franklin effect, and how it can help you win people over.
How your energy level affects who wants to connect with you.
The simple way to create genuine and interesting conversations.
The two unknown social rules that will change your social results.
The trick to exchanging contact info with potential new friends.
How to follow up on potential friends.
How to give solid invitations that people say yes to.
Why showing interest is so effective, and how to do it right.
How to ping acquaintances and start turning them into friends.
Gluing - the simple strategy that will multiply your friends.
Let's deal with the fear of rejection.
How to develop social abundance mentality (and what it is).
+ Where and how to meet people who are open for friendships.
11 lectures 45:35
What adults need to do to make friends, that they didn't as kids.
How to find the time and energy to be active and meet friends.
How to create the active life where you will meet people looking to meet you.
How hosting events can change your social life completely.
Social circle builder events - the what and how.
Social circle design events - and how they create close friends.
Quick tip on using Facebook for events.
How Likable Larry asks for invitations.
How the likable people think differently about accepting invitations - and why.
How to be included in more things by more people.
+ Maintaining friendships
3 lectures 10:19
You probably already know this, but still..
Touching base: Why you don't need anything "interesting" to say.
Do with your friends what you want to do with your friends.
+ Additional section: Networking
11 lectures 33:01
Using networking as a supplemental technique when making friends.
Let's meet the Gatekeepers.
How to ask for introductions to the right people.
How to reach out to perfect strangers.
Rapport building - THE most effective long-term networking technique.
How to use value exchange to get in touch with basically anyone.
How to turn value exchange into rapport building.
Let me give you a few examples.
How networking got me out of ever having to stand in line.
How networking gave me full access to high-end Hollywood nightclubs for free.
How I met and befriended the Los Angeles Networker.
+ Summary and additional content
3 lectures 08:51
First, a quick reality check!
So, what have you learned?
Bonus lecture