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Jan. 25 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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Making connections is critical to building a career and a life—and a major challenge. Who hasn’t gotten tongue-tied in front of an important person? Or taken a common piece of career advice and tried to network, only to give up after too many stilted, useless conversations?

This seminar, a highlight of Josh’s leadership course at New York University, will teach you how to create meaningful connections with anyone: from people you’d like to know socially to strangers at networking events to high-value people outside your social circle.

Drawing on his background as a scientist, entrepreneur and coach, Josh developed a simple script that guarantees conversations based on vulnerability, passion and intimacy—setting the stage for new relationships and opportunities. You’ll learn that script and practice it in a fun, supportive environment, and you’ll come away with a skill that can help you professionally and personally throughout your life.

This seminar offers:

•   A script you can use to create meaningful connections

•   The chance to practice that script and make it your own

•   A fun, interactive environment

•   A method that works for anyone—shy or gregarious, old or young, student or working professional

•   A skill you can practice all your life for both professional and personal development

About The Instructor:

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Joshua Spodek co-founded several companies, coaches leadership for Columbia Business School’s Program on Social Intelligence, and is a Professor at NYU. He has led seminars in leadership, creativity, sales, strategy, and motivation at Columbia Business School, Harvard University, MIT, the NYU-Stern School of Business, INSEAD (Singapore), NYU-Tisch’s ITP, the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy-League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA. He also helped build an X-ray observational satellite for the European Space Agency and NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures operating globally, and holds six patents.

He earned such praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, Fox, NY1, CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Observer, Newsweek, Forbes, Esquire, The Guardian, Nikkei Shimbun, South China Morning Post, Taipei Times, Village Voice,, and more. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at

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