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What if we size people up wrongly during conversation? Let’s say someone you just met was speaking to you about their favorite restaurant in the…

GOOD, BAD, WHO KNOWS?

Attaching ourselves to the outcome makes things more difficult. It is not good or bad. Approaching and saying hi to a stranger at a cafe can…

Improving your Monday Conversation

Hey everyone! Your March Challenge should be a walk in the park this month. How’s the social life? I hope it’s going well on all…

Light them up!

First, wow, you guys got me all charged up with your overwhelming responses to the last social challenge of playfully giving someone a task. Great…

Social skills will affect your whole year

Hey everyone! It’s a new year so how about a social challenge to kickstart it? Can’t wait to hear your stories. Firstly, a thank you…

Too Late Baby?

Written by Eric Waisman ​I was having dinner with a Professor of Social Sciences in Berkeley and something she said turned my sense of time…

Talk People Up!

Written by Eric Waisman ​The holiday season is here, how are you feeling about all of these get-togethers and parties? Are you excited to mingle,…

Blame Me

Written by Eric Waisman I hope everyone is doing well. It’s been a while huh? Looks like I’ve slacked off writing you in August and…

Your Loss

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder First off, thanks to everyone who attended my first rock show! We had a blast and I was blown away…

Make it easy

I recently was in Austin, one my favorite US cities. I stayed with a good friend who can do anything, from guitar building to running…

Why I don’t want to go to the gym

By Eric Waisman I live on a hill. You can tell who lives on a hill in San Francisco because they usually have strong legs,…

Thumb pockets for better confidence

Zubin on hike during one of his solo travels By Fayette Fox, ​Jaunty’s writer “I like to organize events…parties,” said Zubin Dittia, a software engineer…

Fight, Flight, or…Something Else

Here’s how to avoid a barroom brawl (or getting walked all over) from Jaunty’s Head Instructor, Craig Gibbons. About a year ago, I was with…

I Don’t Need Jaunty. I’m French.

By Alex De Carvalho, Jaunty Grad When I heard about Jaunty, I thought: “Social intelligence? This is not for me, I don’t need this, I’m…

Is being jaded a good thing?

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s FounderMaybe it’s that time of year, but more people seem stressed or nervous. There’s a word that keeps coming up in…

Everyone Wants to Talk with this World Traveler

Kaiwen in Chinatown, San Francisco By Fayette Fox, ​Jaunty’s writer “I always kind of focused on social improvement,” says recent college graduate, Kaiwen Sun. Born…

Can money buy happiness?

Visiting one of my favorite local haunts By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder ​”Cut down my trunk and make a boat,” said the tree. The Giving Tree gave…

I Always Thought I was a Homebody

Christine at work By Fayette Fox, ​Jaunty’s writer “When you push yourself outside your comfort zone you really learn who you are as a person,”…

Reset your life here

By Eric Waisman, Jaunty’s Founder​If you could hit a random life reset button, would you? Imagine entering a room with a red button under glass.…

Crowded Planes and Snazzy Shirts

​Aaron overlooking Honolulu on spring break By Aaron Thompson, Jaunty grad Howdy, I’m a middle school video productions and computer teacher. I grew up in…
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