People with high-functioning autism often struggle with social situations. Though they are able to quickly learn subjects that interest them, reading people is a separate challenge made worse by the fact that many people do not treat social skill as actual skills, but instead as something you either get or you don't. It doesn't have to be this way. In this 12-part video course, professional mentalist and speaker Alexander Vornoff, who is on the spectrum himself, will teach students the basics in approaching people, having conversations, and reading non-verbal communication in order to set them on the road to becoming a socially stand-up person. Along with the video lectures are several challenges to get you out into the world and practicing what you've just learned. All you need is the will to make it happen!
Learn how to approach people and start conversations. Receive your first challenge!
How to make a great impression on people and never give a boring answer to a question ever again.
When to stop talking and why.
The importance of eye contact in conversation.
Reading body language in groups.
Reading body language in individuals.
Avoiding and coping with awkward situations in conversation when they come up.
The social benefits of learning an instrument.
Being a socially stand-up person with your co-workers and colleagues.
Being a socially stand-up person with your bosses and supervisors.
A primer in the basics of comedy, telling jokes, and using humor in conversation.
Alexander Vornoff is a professional mentalist and speaker with a decade of experience. At an early age he was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, ADHD and depression and has since worked hard to overcome these challenges. He now seeks out new experiences to share them with the rest of the world.
Alexander is a former Toastmaster and an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. He is a tour guide for Haunted Pittsburgh and an expert in the antique art of haunted theater.