Walking into the workshop I had next to no experience with cold approach, so with that in mind this are my thoughts on how things went.
Jeremy Soul Day Game Workshop - San Francisco, March 2011
Day 1, met the team, Very friendly, cracking jokes just a good time! Everyone said something about themselves, so quickly you found you weren't alone in the room. First day our in class was informative, we got up too attraction before hitting the field. In the field the instructors were willing to approach anyone you wanted them too, after that when you were ready you started doing your own. The first day i felt under prepared, I think in class should of been longer. Did about 15-20 approaches, then was critqued. The critque was golden, You would do the same wrong things over and over without ever knowing it unless someone watched you. After awhile it starts getting fun!
Day 2, First thing debrief. Alot of us were pissed off that we barely made any head way. I kept freezing up and losing track of where I was at in the conversation. We all talked about our experience and our common problems. We moved on in the in class on how to keep the conversation going, it helped alot! For the second of day of gaming we went back to the same place, I didn't like that but for the amount of people that were there it really didn't matter. Did about 10-12 approaches. Major turn around in the field! Kept things going socially, and was consciously fixing mistakes from the first day. Again had alot of fun, finished off the day with a huge sense of accomplishment and was feeling good!
Day 3, Debrief. We all felt much more confident the second day around. We moved on to some other things that day about barriers and other things, some of us were exhausted from going out so much lol.
Final thoughts: Wicked team! Everyone was friendly, supportive, and focused on helping out. It was great that you could ask any question or ask them to approach anyone for you and they would in a heartbeat. Is it worth the money? First thing you have to do is ask yourself if you are willing to put in the work that it takes to get good. They offer the lounger for long term support, and well as class plus field experience. If you are like me then you would of never started doing this without a workshop. If you want to get a handle on your dating life I think this is the best way to do it.