Conversation is for people what water is for fish: we are surrounded by it, but we hardly recognize how critical it is for life and meaning.
—David Isaacs, The World Cafe
We create meaningful connections and spark conversations through asking interesting and thought-provoking questions. Because we are asking the questions you are free to engage with curiosity, not anxiety.
Some are a light and fun way to move beyond ice-breaking, others are more thought-provoking:
- What books are on your nightstand?
- Are you a lucky person?
- Complete this statement—My favorite time of the day is…
- How would you spend 6 hours with your best friend?
- Describe the most unpleasant job you ever had to do?
Language was invented to ask questions. Answers may be given by grunts and gestures, but questions must be spoken. Humanness came of age when man asked the first question.
Social stagnation results not from a lack of answers but from the absence of the impulse to ask questions.
—Eric Hoffer, Reflections on the Human Condition
A Fresh New Approach
When you participate in a Conversations That Matter event you find yourself seated at a small table with 6-8 other people, who you may or may not know, and you are engaging in conversation about something that really matters—typically one or two “Big Questions.”
It all sounds so simple – yet the total experience is incredibly profound. You discover very quickly that the whole truly is greater than the sum of the parts. There really is a collective intelligence that is far more powerful than any of our individual insights.
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