Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be a presenter at Me So Far?
The best way is to first attend Me So Far as a listener so you can see what all the fuss is about. We also typically have an open application as we announce events. You can also simply send us an email and tell us a little bit about yourself. Include any relevant links to your work, blog etc. We’ll follow up if we think you’re the right fit for one of our events.
How Many People Attend A Session?
Most of our events range from 40-65 people. This usually includes 10-12 Talkers and 30-50 Listeners. We like to keep our events large enough to allow for a range of participants but intimate enough to facilitate extended conversation and multiple interactions.
How much does it cost to attend a Me So Far ‘Story Session’?
The cost of attending a Me So Far ‘Story Session’ ranges from $25 – $35 depending on the cost of the event space and the number of attendees. Once we review all submitted responses we’ll send a link to all prospective Talkers and Listeners where they can purchase an event ticket and confirm their spot.
I am not artistic at all – will people laugh at my slides?
The slideshow format has very little do with your artistic ability and much more to do with which prompts you choose to answer and how you speak to your slides. This is not an artistic competition, but a sharing of stories. So don’t worry about your slides. Think more about what you want to say and share about yourself.
Why The Name Me So Far?
We chose the name Me So Far because it embodies our belief that people are at once simple, complicated, dynamic and, hopefully, evolving. In short, we’re all works in progress.
How do I know if Me So Far is right for me?
Well, you’ll have to experience it for yourself and we’re tweaking the process as we go along, but Me So Far is for people who think interesting people are attractive.
A Presentation About Myself?
We think you’ll be surprised at the fun and ease of assembling your slides. Remember, you are the expert on yourself. For Talkers completing the assignment is also a unique chance to chronicle the life you’ve led this far and consider what you want your next chapter to look like.
Doesn’t This Format Strongly Favor Outgoing and Charismatic People?
Before you pass judgment on yourself, remember that this isn’t a competition because the goal is to tell YOUR story and share excerpts from YOUR life. Just because someone is a great presenter doesn’t necessarily mean they’re connecting with people. In fact, it can be the slightly nervous, but sincere, person who gets the most attention at a Me So Far event.
How Do You Select Talkers and Listeners?
We’re still figuring that out. But for now we use a touch of intuition, a dash of insight and a dose of hope. What we don’t do is rely on algorithms, headshots or a list of your hobbies. We review all responses and try to put together, what we hope, is a group of interesting, single folks who have a sense of adventure and patience for what’s possible.
Can’t People Lie In Their Presentations?
Yes, they can but that’s a fact of life. People might be more likely or tempted to lie on their online profile or resumes. It’s actually harder (and possibly easier to detect) in this setting.
A Final Note:
We've answered select questions here but participating in a Me So Far event does demand a certain mixture of adventure, faith and risk. And that's why some really awesome people show up.