I got a last minute email from one of the guys in the Austin Society, a local pick up group, saying that a speaker had canceled and they were looking for someone to fill in. Awesome. I love public speaking and have actually been meaning to do more of it (in fact, I'm thinking about giving talks in every city I hit when I start my RV trip).
There are pick up groups pretty much everywhere now. They're great because they can provide a good support and accountability system, but they there's a certain rut that they can push members into. Often times you'll see members totally overwhelmed with ideas, tactics, and styles, that actually get in the way of real progress.
So I decided to take it back to the basics and talk about the fundamental things a student of pickup should focus on. The topics I covered are focus, storytelling, being yourself, and your comfort zone.
I videotaped the talk so that I could post it for you. The sound is pretty low and it's dark by the end, but I think the video should be valuable for any budding pickup artist. I also have ten minutes of question and answers but didn't post them because the video was totally black by then.
Because of Youtube's rules, it's cut into three parts:
Thanks to the Austin Society for inviting and hosting me, and to Mike for setting it up.