The Connection Course

Learn How You Can Turn Boring Small Talk Into Exciting And Meaningful Conversations

No More Uncomfortable Silences, Boring Stories, And Social Awkwardness — Reinvigorate Your Social Interactions Today

You’ve been there. I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.

Standing in front of that one person who you desperately want to impress, who you want to think you’re the coolest person in the world, and then you open your mouth to speak.


…Nothing comes out. Just silence. And awkwardness. Silence wrapped in awkwardness with an extra helping of feeling-like-a-dumbass on top.

Or even worse: Maybe you say way too much. You blab and blab and blab and then that super-cool-trying-so-hard-to-impress-them person gets that look on their face like you’re a freak…

…And suddenly you realize that you told them about that really embarrassing thing you promised yourself that you’d never tell anyone about and now you feel like a dolt.

Yup, we’ve all been there.

Maybe you’re there more often than others. Maybe you’ve always been there, continually placing said-foot into said-mouth.

Socializing well — with charisma, with charm, with fluidity — is possibly the most important skill humans can acquire. Our entire lives revolve around our social relationships. And if we can’t communicate to others effectively or in a unique or interesting way —

Well, we just get left behind.

Anyone Can Develop Charisma And Social Confidence, You Just Have To Know How

I used to see it all the time back when I was a dating coach. People with awesome personalities, cool life experiences, interesting hobbies and ideas, a well-put-together life…

And they couldn’t express themselves worth a damn.

Talking to them was like watching paint dry.

No, wait, it was worse, it was like watching somebody watch paint dry. It was meta-boring…

And then you had the people who were just awkward and random. You’d talk about tea, and they’d start explaining the NASA Voyager missions to Saturn’s moons. You’d ask what time it was and they’d say, “Yes, more tea please.”

It was just strange.

It was around this time I realized that it doesn’t matter how great of a person you are if you cannot share yourself with others.

And so I set to find a solution for people’s basic social skills problems.

It took a number of years of experimenting and researching, but I eventually put together a series of exercises that people could use to improve their social skills.

Some of these exercises were taken from improv comedy. Others were taken from acting classes. Others were taken from social psychology and public speaking courses.

But in the end, I put something together that worked. And it worked damn well.

The problem is that most people who suck at social interactions believe one of two things:

  1. That social interactions are something to be learned and executed logically.
  2. That socializing well and being charismatic is something that one is simply “born with.”

Neither of these are true. Conversations are creative exercises, therefore they require skills and habits of the creative brain, not the logical brain (this is why “nerdy” people tend to be the most socially awkward — they’re always being too logical!)

And like anything else — lifting weights, learning an instrument, cooking macaroni and cheese — social interactions are something that can be practiced and improved. Nobody is born permanently awkward, just like nobody is born permanently weak.

I created “The Connection Course” in 2011. Since then, over 1,000 people have gone through it, and they have since changed their lives, their relationships, and their conversations forever.

When You Sign Up For The ‘Connection Course’ You Will Also Learn:

  • The 3-Step Storytelling Formula to make every story interesting and exciting, as well as specific exercises to practice it.
  • 4 Reasons why being introverted or shy is NOT a valid excuse for having poor social skills. In fact, it can be quite the opposite.
  • 3 tricks for building deep, meaningful connections with people, even if you haven’t known them for very long.
  • The trick for keeping the conversation going at all times. Never run out of anything to say ever again.
  • 2 exercises to improve your sense of humor and ability to relate disparate ideas in cool and unexpected ways.
  • How to smoothly escalate small talk into deep, life-changing topics, regardless of the situation or who you’re speaking to.
  • The one immortal “psychological hack” that somehow makes people think you’re the most interesting person on the whole damn planet. Seriously, it’s spooky how this works.
  • And much more…

The Connection Course is a series of video lessons. Each video presents a concept or idea, and then at the end of the video, you are given an exercise to carry out.

These exercises are often interactive, requiring you to go out into the world and try something, or to communicate with other members of the course and analyze each other’s thought patterns and behaviors.

Once you complete an exercise, you do a write up about what you learned. Once you’ve submitted the write up, you move on to the next lesson.

By the end of the course, once you’ve completed all of the lessons, you should have made significant progress on your social skills.

The course can also be repeated. So going through it once may get you 50% of the way there. But going through it twice will get you 90% of the way there.

“It was an amazing program. Months ago I never could hold my own in conversations, and every one I had was dull and flat. Now, I am much more engaging and confident. I was able to be much more in tune with my emotions, and bring out that expression. Also being able to relate more to others has helped people feel much more comfortable around me. Basically, I received more conversational skills here than the rest of my life.”
– Timothy, Michigan
“Definitely improved my interactions with other people. I’ve gotten the compliment ‘You’re so outgoing’ a lot now that I’ve started applying the things I’ve learned from this program. Thanks for putting this together, it’s obvious that you really care about doing great work on such an amazing program.”
– T.L., North Carolina

Included: Dozens of Hours of Bonus Seminars and Interviews

This is where I put on my Billy Mays mask and say, “But wait, there’s more!”

Because there is more, bitch!

Every course member also gets private access to my own little Ft. Knox of recorded seminars, interviews, podcasts, and old articles and audio. It’s all available to download, more than 40 files in all, and it’s all free with your course membership.

I’m also regularly updating the stash with new interviews and Q&A videos that I record exclusively for course members.

Don’t ever say I didn’t love you. Because I love you.

“I became aware of all my deficient areas in conversations. I feel more confident in talking to strangers and in my ability to connect with everybody in my life. I also have a more proactive attitude when it comes to socializing now. I still have work to do but now I have a structure for how to approach it.”
– Ajay, Washington

A Community Full of Feedback And Support

As a course member, you get access to a private forum where you can discuss life problems, major life decisions, nerdy self-improvement topics, and solicit people for advice.

The forum is stocked with hundreds of users going through similar struggles as your own, as well as a small group of qualified experts there to give people personalized advice.

“Thank you for your great work. You really helped me improve my life for the better. Not only with this program, but also with your writing. Thank you!”
– Terrence, California

100% Money Back Guarantee

When you sign up for the Connection Course, you do so risk free. I offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all sign ups for up to 60 days.

If you don’t like the course and material for whatever reason, simply send me an email and I’ll refund you your money immediately. No questions asked.

“For me the best gift I received is the ability to be more creative and engaged with others. But first of all it started with me – and that is very important. I learned how to better improvise and be attentive to people I talk to and also to recognize better how to express emotions that can capture people and make them more invested – including myself!”
– Tom, Georgia
“Awesome, thanks Mark for putting this together, this is so much more practical than a lot of the other advice out there.”
– Cole, New Zealand

Sign Up For ‘The Connection Course’ And You’ll Get Everything Below For Only $67:

  • The Connection Course — All 11 Modules + Exercises
  • Real-Time Feedback and Progress Tracking on your issues
  • “Escape Plan,” Mark’s ebook on world travel
  • 4 Full-Length Recorded Seminars
  • Over 150 pages of Mark’s old articles and writing.
  • Dozens of Interviews
  • Online Journals
  • Community Forum Access
  • 60-Day Money Back Guarantee

Yes Mark! I’m Ready To Learn to Connect With People Deeply And Effortlessly!

 I’m ready to sign up for the Connection Course (Including 11 Lesson Videos, dozens of Bonuses, and Interactive Coaching) right now.

I also understand that this system gets fast results and is easy for ANY person to use, and that it will take me just a few short minutes per day.

Only $67 for permanent access. Click below.

What Other People Are Saying About the Connection Course:

“Before, I tried to be interesting, now I see others as a source of interestingness. I thought I was a good listener, because I don’t talk much. But now I realise what listening is about, it requires activity, not just hearing”
– G.T., Victoria
“The program breaks down conversational skills into easy-to-digest components that are actionable. Before I had no idea where to even start in becoming a better conversationalist. This program really pulls back the curtain on what is needed to accomplish this. I will certainly revisit this as necessary and continue developing my conversation skills. I am forever grateful Mark!”
– Malcolm, U.K.
“Thank you, I wont be able to express how much this course helped me and how much reading others responses has helped too. I’ve learned things in all different aspects and the relationships I am building with everyone around me are becoming amazing.”
– Julie, Connecticut
“It really is one of the most thorough courses out there that addresses a topic no one really thinks is an issue.”
– Justin, Alberta
“The program really taught me how to build a conversation and keep the rapport going in a conversation. I was never afraid to speak with someone or ask them questions, my biggest fear was “what do I say next?” This program has taught me exactly what to say next and more.”
– James, Hong Kong
“I was able to create deep, emotional-level connections with people I sometimes barely met. I had never thought this was possible until this day. Before, it would take weeks, months, sometimes even years to be able to have connections like these. Now its just so easy and I feel like my life is magnitudes better!”
– Robert, Kansas

Yes Mark! I’m Ready To Learn to Connect With People Deeply And Effortlessly!

 I’m ready to sign up for the Connection Course (Including 11 Lesson Videos, dozens of Bonuses, and Interactive Coaching) right now.

I also understand that this system gets fast results and is easy for ANY person to use, and that it will take me just a few short minutes per day.

Only $67 for permanent access. Click below.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve only read your blog. What are your credentials for creating this course?
I’ve been coaching and consulting with people professionally for eight years now. I’ve produced over half a dozen courses that have been sold worldwide and have helped thousands of people overcome problem areas in their lives. My work is backed by research and I don’t make any claims that can’t be backed up by data.

What can I expect out of this course?
You can expect to become a better conversationalist, strengthen your relationships, and empathize with others better. The skills taught in the Connection Course don’t just improve romantic relationships, but friendships, family relationships, professional opportunities and career advancement as well. It also just makes socializing more fun.

What topics are covered?
The Connection Course includes the following lessons:

  1. Introduction
  2. Nature and Nurture
  3. Social Anxiety
  4. Good Conversational Tactics
  5. Improvisation
  6. Storytelling
  7. How to Relate to People
  8. Going Deep
  9. Vulnerability
  10. Appreciation and Confrontation
  11. Results

Does Mark Manson answer questions in the community?
Yes. As part of the course you can request my personal help on any of the lessons. I will then review your written exercise and give feedback or answer a question that you may have. Premium Members can also email me or send me a private message in the community. I will answer all questions by Premium Members.

How do I register?
Click on any of the Sign Up buttons or click here. On the following page you choose a username, password and you fill out your name and enter your credit card details (or you select Paypal) and submit.

And that’s it! You can immediately start using your membership after this 1-minute signup process.

What payment methods do you accept?
We accept Paypal and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club.

Are the payments secure?
Yes. Your payment information will be transmitted over a fully secure (SSL) connection directly to the payment processor (Stripe or Paypal). Your payment information will never be stored on or even touch our servers.

How much does the course cost?
You get permanent access to the course, as well as the Premium Membership, including the private forums, a member journal section, bonus ebooks and interview recordings and exclusive bonus videos, for $67.

What if I want to redo a course?
As a course member you will have permanent access to the course, and you can redo lessons as many times as you like.

Can I ask my money back if I don’t like the course?
Yes. We have a 60-day moneyback guarantee, no questions asked. Up to 60 days after your purchase you can request a refund and you will always get it, so your purchase is completely risk-free. Simply send us a message or email, and we will refund you.

Can I do the course on my mobile phone or tablet?
Yes. The course as well as everything else in the Premium Membership works perfectly on mobile devices and tablets.

How is my privacy protected in the course?
Nothing inside the Premium Membership is viewable by non-members or canceled members. Other members only see your chosen Display Name, not your real name or email address, so you can post anonymously and you control what you share with others.

Upon request you can have any posts or your entire account deleted. If you have any further requests or concerns about your privacy, you can always contact the admins.

What if I have a question? How do I contact you?
You can always contact me at [email protected] or by filling out our contact form. As a member, you can also contact me directly within the Premium Membership by private message.

Can I buy the course for a friend?
Yes. You can buy a course normally and then contact us and we can transfer the course to your friend.

What if I want to do more than one course?
On the registration page you can choose all three courses for only $117.

Yes Mark! I’m Ready To Learn to Connect With People Deeply And Effortlessly!

 I’m ready to sign up for the Connection Course (Including 11 Lesson Videos, dozens of Bonuses, and Interactive Coaching) right now.

I also understand that this system gets fast results and is easy for ANY person to use, and that it will take me just a few short minutes per day.

Only $67 for permanent access. Click below.