English learners frequently ask me how to find speaking partners, so today I’m going to give you one of my BEST strategies.
First of all, finding people to practice your English with is the easy part… you just have to know where to look.
You can use…
Popular language exchange apps like HelloTalk , Speaky, & Tandem
The comment section of my YouTube videos (or any YouTube video)
The private Facebook group for my Connect & Communicate course
The comment sections of my Instagram posts (or any Instagram post)
In these places, you will instantly find hundreds of people who are eager to practice their English.
But, when searching for a partner, most people make the mistake of writing something like, “Hey, I want to practice my English! If anyone wants to chat, please let me know.”
99% of the time these comments are unsuccessful.
Either nobody answers you, or you attract beginners who don’t even know how to have a conversation.
There is a MUCH better way.
First, instead of making a generic, short comment that’s all about what YOU want, make a comment that’s…
1. More personal
2. Offers something the other person wants
You have to understand that you are marketing yourself. You’re making an offer, and you want people to accept it.
In a way, you’re selling something.
You’re selling the idea of practicing with YOU.
So let me ask, why should a complete stranger want to talk with you?
What’s in it for them?
Think about it this way…
If I represented a hygiene company, and I created ads that simply said:
Buy our toothpaste.
Use our shampoo.
Wash your hands with our soap.
Do you think I’d be successful?
No, my business would fail!
You need to CONNECT with your customer and give them GOOD reasons to invest in you, your company, and your product.
Again, when you are advertising the fact that you want a partner, you are marketing yourself to others and you want them to “buy” your offer.
So, you will be much more successful by making a thoughtful introduction, sharing some personal facts about yourself, and then making an offer that BENEFITS the other person like…
“Hey! I just read your comment and I realized you’re from Brazil. That’s so cool! I went there with my wife in 2015 and it was beautiful. We’re actually planning to go back next year. Anyhow, I saw in your comment that you are struggling with your speaking skills, and I was thinking maybe we can practice together. You can help me prepare for my trip to Brazil by telling me all the places I should visit. And this way we can improve our English together. What do you think? :)”
That’s how you do it 🙂
You build trust with a complete stranger by being friendly and sharing a few personal details about yourself. Then you make an offer that benefits them.
Who can resist that?
This strategy works almost EVERY time.
Use it, and soon you’ll have many friends to practice your English with.
That’s the power of using psychology & marketing strategies to find partners.
Anyhow, if you want to find new partners TODAY, just use this strategy to respond to some of the comments in the “Welcome” section of our private membership program. You can instantly connect with other awesome English learners and schedule calls to improve your speaking skills.
Here’s the link:
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