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  • 24 May 2018 11:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Everywhere you go there are people in groups. You might belong to a few different types of groups: ethnic, religious, graduating class, workplace colleagues, etc. These groups can be called social groups. You have something in common with other members of the same group. You identify with the group, and the group gives you a sense of belonging. A social group is different than people simply being in the same place at the same time, this is called an aggregate. Even when people are doing similar things, such as grocery shopping in a crowded store, this is not a social group because you do not identify yourself as belonging to the other people. Categories are also different from social groups. You share similar characteristics with many people, like age and height, but you do not regularly interact or have a sense of belonging.

    There are many different types of social groups, and these groups influence you and your behavior.

    • Primary groups- This includes your family and friends, and you are likely fundamentally influenced by these groups. Your family instilled your fundamental values in life. Similarly, as you age some friends expand this feeling of belonging. Primary groups help you develop a strong sense of self and give you an identity. They are called primary because they are essential in shaping you as an individual.
    • Secondary groups- Compared to primary groups, these groups are bigger and less personal. Secondary groups are based on shared interests, activities, or hobbies. Often, secondary groups follow social status. For example, you may belong to a union or a professional association. Meeting people in these secondary groups can lead to developing a primary group of stronger friendships.

    A major determining factor in defining social groups is a similarity. A similarity is essential because a group cannot exist if its members don’t have anything in common. If a group of people has the same interests, beliefs or opinions, or are working together on the same tasks, then they are often seen as a group. However, if there are many differences among the members, they are likely not to be seen as a group. For this reason, it makes sense that groups are likely to fall apart if the group members lose interest in what was holding them together. When members become dissimilar, they no longer have enough in common to remain a group.

    Perceptions Of Entitativity

    It can still be a little confusing determining what makes a group, but the term entitativity has been used to characterize the determining factor. Entitativity means the perceptions of individuals of the group or by others that the people are indeed together as a “group.”

    Entitativity is an essential concept in how we view the groups we belong to and our perception of people not in the group. For example, a good perception of belonging to the group can raise your self-esteem and help you deal with stressful situations. Viewing groups we are a part of as more entitative also helps to meet our psychological needs. With people outside of our groups, the way we perceive their entitativity influences how social or antisocial we are towards them.

    Members of various social groups feel more entitativity when they have frequent interaction and communication with each other. Communication is best when it is done in a single place, but it can occur with individuals who are nowhere near each other, such as through social media and Skype. You can still feel entitativity as being part of a group even if you have never met in person.

    In simple terms, entitativity stands for how “groupy” a social group feels.

    What Groups Do You Identify With?

    Think about what you like, do you enjoy sports, animals, arts, or crafts? There are groups for nearly every activity or hobby. If you don’t have any hobbies or maybe you just moved to the area and are unfamiliar with the city, it can be challenging to find a social group you belong to. This is where Meet Me There Events comes in. We are an organization that provides social events for our members. We organize events for nearly every day of the week. Our events are extremely varied, from restaurant dining to horseback riding. We offer an easy way to find fun things to do in South Florida while meeting new people. The members of our group are often adventurous and looking to have fun while being social and finding new friends. Our social group is a great way to build the foundation for a new primary social group.

    Visit our website to learn more about our social group and how it could improve your life.

  • 20 May 2018 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Healthy Social Life Is Fulfilling

    Whether you have always been single, or you have recently lost your spouse, a social life is an important factor for happiness. Most people don’t know where to turn when looking for planned, organized events in Orlando, especially if they don’t have many friends. This is where Meet Me There Events helps out. We provide organized events almost every day of the week. You don’t have to attend every event, only the ones you are interested in. Our events offer a simple way to meet people in your community while having fun.

    Types of events we provide:

    • Horseback riding
    • Movie and conversations
    • Wine tasting
    • Scavenger hunts
    • VIP dinners
    • Speed dating
    • Bicycling
    • Picnics

    As you can see we provide events for people of all ages. Getting involved in your local community and staying active has a positive impact on your wellbeing and your health. The activities we provide offer you opportunities to learn new skills, meet people, keep active, and have fun.

    Meeting New People Is Important

    We strive for meaningful relationships and social connections. In fact, an increasing number of adults are turning to online dating because it offers an easy way to connect with others and find new friends. Even if people aren’t looking for a life partner, the connection dating provides gives them a sense of comfort.

    Facebook is also a popular way for people to connect with each other and form social circles. Many older adults enjoy playing online games such as Word With Friends. These online friendships sometimes supplement real-life relationships.

    While the internet provides a great way to meet people and stay connected to others, nothing beats actual human interaction. Getting out in your community and physically meeting people and gaining new friends is so important. If you have a hard time meeting people, our social group is an excellent choice for you because you don't have to put in any work, just come to our event and have fun. The rest will follow.

    Living alone doesn’t have to lead to loneliness, just like living with others does not guarantee happiness. You can maintain your independent lifestyle while building a robust social life at the same time. Having people in our lives who care about us and being a part of social interactions leads to a more fulfilling life and happiness.

    More People Are Flying Solo Than Ever Before

    Living alone in life can be enriching and liberating, even beneficial to your health. It was once viewed as a negative experience, but that has changed. There are many benefits of living alone including:

    • Having an independent routine- You are able to do whatever you want when you want to. Being able to come and go as you please is a huge luxury. You can explore places you’ve never been too or enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub without interruptions. You are entirely in control of what you do with your time.
    • Single people are healthier- A study performed by Loughborough University found that single people are much more active than married people. Married people tend to lounge around, while singles are more active.
    • Find your own interests and hobbies- Being single allows you to try hobbies and learning new skills as you wish. Our social group allows you the opportunity to try every class we offer, from pottery to cooking courses. You don’t have to worry about anyone else’s needs; you get to be completely selfish and do whatever you want.
    • Better friendships- Being single allows friendships to really blossom. You can invite friends over whenever you wish, stay out late, and travel with others.
    • The most important part of a healthy social life is that it creates a better relationship with yourself. Being single allows you to focus on your own needs while not losing sight of your interests and personality. Many single people have more extensive social circles than those in relationships making them far less lonely.

    Don’t be afraid of joining a social group such as ours; your life will significantly improve once you get out there, have fun and meet new friends.

  • 10 Apr 2018 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When you’re building business connections, half the battle is making the right connections. You need to meet the right people, and you never know where you’ll find them. South Florida networking events uncomplicate this process. They set up events where you’ll meet hundreds of other professionals in your field and related fields. You won’t always get it right. Sometimes, you’ll meet people who do nothing for you. The more you put yourself out there, the more opportunities you’ll have. Your odds improve significantly. Meet Me There Events provides the opportunities to do more at once.

    Once you get your foot in the door, it’s time to build your personal brand. You’ll miss some opportunities and stumble onto others. If you get more business cards, you’ll keep your options open. Before you get the card, you need to make an impression. Like you, other professionals are getting numerous cards. It’s your job to make yourself stand out. You need to stay at the forefront with people who will help you.

    The first step is identifying what you’re looking for and how you communicate. Do you use a language of logic or ego? Are you confident? What do you bring to the table, and how can you advertise that? Always be authentically you. Just put the best you forward. What else do successful professionals do to build their brand?

           Plan Ahead: Things don’t just happen. Do your background research, and determine who you want to meet. Figure out the impression you want to make. Read up on successful entrepreneurs and what they do. Then identify the things you’re comfortable with doing.

           Don’t Compare Yourself to Others: The only person you need to compare yourself to is yourself. If you’re always comparing yourself to someone else, that standard could rise too. This could leave you struggling to keep up and always missing the bar. When you focus solely on yourself and your own progress, you can identify your wins and build your confidence.

           Break Out of Your Comfort Zone: South Florida networking groups give people more opportunities. One of the most important things to do is break out of your comfort zone. Getting involved in networking groups isn’t always easy. They provide a fantastic way to meet others. They also require you to get out there and be proactive. Attend the events and talk to people. This process gets easier over time. You make the first step.

           Don’t Be Afraid to Negotiate: One of the biggest struggles women run into is a fear of negotiation. They get lower pay and pay more for products because they’re afraid. They might be perceived as too aggressive if they ask for more. No matter where you are in your career, ask for what you’re worth. Don’t be afraid to ask for a little more. The same applies to networking events. Don’t be afraid to talk to people you might normally feel are out of reach.

    If you’re ready to get out and build your brand, stop waiting for the right time or opportunity. Get out there now with networking groups in South Florida. To get involved and explore networking events near you, visit our website.

  • 05 Apr 2018 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    You should never discount the importance of social group for your career. You could be a high-level web designer or a cosmetologist. Building connections increases your pay and opens more doors. Ideally, you should do this before you need it. It takes time to build a serious network of people. No matter what industry they’re in, there are a few things every networker needs to know.

           Your best connections won’t always be in the same field

           It’s okay to make connections that don’t seem promising at first

           Social Groups isn’t limited to planned events. It’s a natural part of life

           Social Groups doesn’t have to be stressful or limited to large meetings

           Career social is fun

    Some people network in the office. They make connections with coworkers, bosses, and others. What if you work at home or spend most of your time working by yourself? Social Groups requires a more concerted effort. You have to be proactive and look for opportunities in everyday life. Professionals play games, go to dinner, and attend other functions that are open every day of the week. Especially as your career grows, you have less free time. You have family and friends to spend time with.

    Why Spend Your Time in South Florida Social Groups?

    With everything else going on in your life, there’s always an excuse to not move forward. There’s some reason not to join social groups, go back to school, or do other things. Above all else, every networker should know social groups are a wise investment of your time. Social Groups can help you get hired and build your career. 70% of workers hired in 2016 had a connection at the company they got hired at

           80% of professionals consider social groups an essential part of their success

           35% of professionals report casual conversations on LinkedIn led to new opportunities

           61% of professionals believe regular time with their social groups leads to other job opportunities

    Who do successful professionals socialize with?

           Past or present coworkers

           Managers, supervisors, and employees or mentors

           Clients and customers

           Business associates from other companies you work with

           Personal acquaintances from church, school, and other parts of your social life

           Teachers or professors

    This offers a rich pool of connections. It’s a matter of recognizing opportunities as they come along. The more people you talk to about business opportunities, the better your odds. It’s a numbers game. Even if you only network with 10% of the people you meet, that’s 10% that grows with you. The more people you talk to, the more connections you make. The more connections you make, the more companies you have a chance at.

    Open More Doors in South Florida with Social Groups

    Finding the right people is half the battle. All too often, professionals make basic mistakes in learning. They think of social as a chore. They assume they don’t know where to look and dismiss important people. It’s easy to recognize your boss or other industry experts as valuable connections. It’s much harder to see someone on your level or a little below as a valuable connection.

    South Florida social groups eliminate one of these barriers. They make connecting with others easy and fun. They increase the number of people you connect with, thus improving your odds. If you attend events on the same days each week, you might notice the same people coming back. When you attend events, it doesn’t feel like work or effort. It feels like parties, sports, and other fun social events with friends. You’ll find the right people. Because of the way Meet Me There Events are run, you’ll be more open to connections you’d otherwise miss.

    The enjoyable nature of our events keeps people coming back week after week. Instead of attending the same old boring meetings, you get involved in different events every day if you have time.

    Even if you’re established in your career, the right connections open doors you’d never imagine. Social Groups as an established professional exposes you to more companies and positions. This increases your pay potential and makes you more recession-proof. No matter how the market goes, you create more demand for your services. To see the kinds of events we organize or sign up with Meet Me There Events, click here.

  • 14 Dec 2017 10:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 13 Dec 2017 1:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “To get a step up in the world, you could use a ladder, or you could use your connections. I prefer the latter.” – Jarod Kintz

    How To Prepare

    • What is your goal? You need to build a network for you; your goal should be to meet as many people as you can. Keep a target of returning with at least three valuable connections that may help you later in your career. Stay focused.
    • Dress properly. Networking events are usually formal. You need to make sure you are professionally dressed to make a solid impression on everyone you meet. Dress comfortable and look confident.
    • Keep your business cards. How do you make people remember you? You make a killer impression, and then hand them your business card. Keep plenty of them; it is a shame to run out of business card in the midst of an event. Make sure you keep them handy. 

    At The Event

    • Make proper introductions. Maintain eye-contact; and always smile while you shake hands with someone you meet at the event. Introduce yourself using both, your first and last name. Listen to the person’s name carefully, and use it during conversation too.
    • Listen, and then speak. Let your counterpart begin; listen to what they have to say. This will help you relax, and make them more interested in what you have to say once they have had their chance to speak.
    • Seem interested. Ask questions about work and professional life; like, what motivates them; how did they choose the industry they work in; what career choices they had to make to reach where they are today. These questions will make you look genuinely interested in the person rather than the opportunities he has to offer.
    • Keep it to the point. Keep your work particulars precise; you do not want to bore your company. Refrain from using industry specific jargon. You can’t build connections unless the other person understands what you’re saying. 
    • Always jot down the important details. It is impossible to remember everything you talk about with different people. Once in a while, find a nice corner and take the time to note down the noteworthy particulars of each meeting for later reference. Talk about mutual topics that you both can relate to.

    What to Do After the Event

    • It is important to follow up. To keep your networking strong, send out personalized emails to each of your new contacts. Express gratitude for the meeting and mention something you discussed with them at the event.

    That’s it for the fundamentals of capitalizing on your New York networking events. If you do not know where to build your network, join us and other professionals like yourself on fun and networking events organized by us. For more information, contact us TODAY

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