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PCC ?Singles in the City' dinner and lectures
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – How do you make that first impression? How can you tell whether the person you just met has potential for a future relationship? This fall, Portland Community College can help break the ice with an upcoming non-credit class series featuring dinner and a speaker.Singles in the City introduces local singles to one another while offering specific strategies on how to grab a person’s attention, keep the conversation going and recognize a compatible partner. Students will meet at a series of three dinners held at the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant, 0715 S.W. Bancroft Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30; Monday, Oct. 27; and Wednesday, Nov. 19. Cost is $35 per class. Speaker Wendy Gilson will offer the following topics: Are We Compatible? (Sept. 30). Learn more about yourself and your compatible types using the "DISC"model. Fun exercises will help you learn if you are a "director,""stabilizer,"or other personality type. Making a Great First Impression (Oct. 27). A variety of powerful strategies – from small talk, to etiquette, to great clothing choices – will ensure that your likeable, most-impressive best will shine through. Business and Social Networking (Nov. 19). Learn to make the most of any networking event whether business or social. Casual brainstorming sessions at each table will ensure a fun evening and a chance to make new contacts.For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-614-7308.