Social Excellence [n]: A state of perpetual generosity, curiosity, positivity, and openness to limitless possibility. A desire to intentionally connect with others. The ability to engage in deep, meaningful conversation. Acting in a responsible and respectable manner with high expectations of others. Being authentic and living everyday with integrity as the best version of oneself. Being confident and vulnerable. Being fun and compassionate. Being open, kind, and bold. The highest level of societal participation and contribution. Bring Phired Up’s Social Excellence Training to your organization's members or to groups of individuals who can then use Social Excellence to positively impact the world.
Phired Up teaches Social Excellence throughout its curriculum, and can provide deeper Social Excellence education through intensive conversations skills sessions and experiential social challenges. Phired Up increases the social confidence of organizational members, and prepares them with the skills that are not only necessary for recruitment success, but also for success in business, relationships, and life.
Consider Social Excellence Training for conference keynotes, volunteers, student leaders, orientation programs, business leaders, student organizations, residence life staff, Greek organizations, and as follow-up programming after a Dynamic Recruitment Workshop. Social Excellence can be taught in customized ways to college students, non-profit volunteers, high school students, and corporate audiences. Phired Up's Social Excellence training prepares learners to be successful at meaningful engagement with their peers and with the community. E-mail
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Why is Social Excellence important? To be successful in life, business and relationships, Phired Up would argue that a person needs just one thing... For college students to be successful and to have a meaningful, engaged, memorable collegiate experience, Phired Up would argue that they need just one thing... The ability to deeply connect with, build relationships with, and engage with other human beings -- the ability to be socially excellent. As technological connections increase, personal, human, face-to-face connections can suffer. But those human connections are vital to our organizational success and to our personal fulfillment. Social Excellence is the key to standing out from the crowd, the key to lifting your eyes from the screen and seeing the faces of potential relationships around you, and the key to the age-old adage that "it's not what you know, but who you know."
Why is Social Excellence important to membership organizations? No matter the organization, people join people. Involving more people in a cause requires the right system, process, and science (Dynamic Recruitment), but it also requires finesse, attitude, and a touch of art (Social Excellence). To be successful in recruitment, members need to learn to connect with other people in a meaningful way, have powerful conversations, and demonstrate authenticity. Social Excellence, when committed to, provides the attitude and confidence necessary to attract successfully, but more importantly, it prepares members with the most important skill-set they'll need to be successful in life. To read more about how Social Excellence works with Dynamic Recruitment, read this.
How does someone become Socially Excellent? Social Excellence is a decision made by individuals. Choose to live the Socially Excellent Lifestyle (a.k.a. The Phired Up Lifestyle). Challenge yourself everyday, in every social situation, to engage. Be open. Be willing. Be curious. Be vulnerable. Be confident. Be responsible. Be fun. Make the decision. Dare yourself to be Socially Excellent, and share the dare with others. How Does Phired Up Teach Social Excellence? Phired Up teaches Social Excellence through a progression of lessons that deepen the learning each step of the way. Starting with a redefinition of the word, “social,” Phired Up challenges conventional thinking and brings us back to our human nature as social beings. From there participants learn how Social Excellence as a lifestyle can transform them and their organizations, they learn a magic trick called “The Screw” which opens doors to new relationships, they learn about first impressions, exchanging contact information, social etiquette, listening, remembering names, and all the basic skills of a social master. They learn about "The Four Pillars" of Social Excellence, Curiosity, Generosity, Authenticity, and Vulnerability. The learn about transformation and the power of personal stories.
The advanced learning kicks in with the introduction of the concept of powerful conversations, and what it takes to consistently have these life-changing, transformative, intense engagements. They learn about the “fun zone” and the “deep zone.” They learn to “Be the Person” they want to be. All of this is taught through highly interactive activities that have the participants not just talking about the concepts, but doing them and actually networking with the people in the room. At the end of the classroom sessions, participants are often seen thanking each other for being authentic and vulnerable, they often hug one another (seriously) and find ways to stay connected with many of the participants they interacted with. And that is when Phired Up pushes the learning even further with social dares that actually send the participants “into the streets” to let the real-world learning begin. Social Excellence is best learned through personally challenging oneself to experiment with new behaviors and levels of courage, and that is exactly what Phired Up delivers. To bring Phired Up's Social Excellence program to your members, contact Matt Mattson.
Phired Up's Social Excellence training is perfect for first-year college students, organizational members and leaders, non-profit volunteers, and corporate audiences looking for an edge.