NCDD: An Open Evening of Great Conversation

Susan Partnow hosted An Open Evening of Great Conversation. She gave a one-hour trainig session on how to become a Conversation Cafe host, a very simple approach to achieve deeper and more meaningful conversations. The instructions fit on small piece of paper, anyone can do it, and practically anywhere (in public, at work, at home etc.).

What followed was a 70-minute sample conversation with six to eight people per table. Though the main motive for attending was to learn about and apply this format, it was amazing to see how quickly the conversations (our topic: “Tell about a time in the democratic process when you used your voice and felt heard”) gained a level of quality and intimacy that seems quite rare in today’s world.

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