Ep78: How to Build Meaningful Relationships in the ‘Real World’ | with Camille Virginia

Camille Virginia is the founder of ‘Master Offline Dating’ (as well as a returning guest to the show…click here for her first interview), and she’s the author of the brand new (soon-to-be) bestselling book The Offline Dating Method. Camille has taught more than 100 live workshops, worked with clients across six continents, and has followers in over 100 countries. Needless to say, Camille knows a thing or two about what it takes to connect and build meaningful relationships in the real world.

Which brings me to the question you might be asking right now: Why is a dating coach on a podcast about career development? Well you’ve no doubt heard the adage, “it’s all about who you know” right? Guess what, getting to know people and building relationships in the professional world is IDENTICAL to the process of dating and building relationships…the only difference might be the benefits at the finish line. 🙂

If you find yourself thinking, “I don’t know how to reach out to people,” or “I’m just bothering them,” or “Why would someone want to talk to me?” then you need to listen to this interview. Camille isn’t just about the theory, she provides practical action steps to help you start conversations with the right people and build relationships that can lead to mentorship opportunities, jobs, and long-lasting collaborative partnerships.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • How career relationships and dating relationships relate to each other
  • Why ‘I’m just an awkward person’ is a bad excuse for avoiding networking
  • Overcoming the anxiety that comes with initiating a new relationship
  • The shortfalls of building relationships online
  • Grappling with your fear of rejection
  • How to approaching a networking event with the goal of giving rather than receiving
  • Dressing yourself for the conversation you’re preparing to have
  • How to draw yourself into positive interactions naturally

Useful Resources Mentioned:

The Offline Dating Method

Ep41: How to Master “Offline” Networking at Live Events | with Camille Virginia

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Guest Bio:


Camille Virginia is the author of The Offline Dating Method, helping every human get the power to create meaningful in-person connections – whether for purposes of making a new friend, getting a date, or simply sharing a moment with a stranger to feel less lonely.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared and published by Elyse Rintelman. The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor & producer (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, an American Ninja Warrior, and the creator of Optimize Yourself. He believes we all deserve to love what we do for a living...but not at the expense of our health, our relationships, or our sanity. He provides the education, motivation, and inspiration to help ambitious creative professionals DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time and creative energy so you can produce higher quality work in less time. “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people and passions in your life…all without burning out in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”