Conversare – substantial benefits for those who appreciate its personal and professional significance

August 27, 2017 |  by  |  Uncategorized

Are you an adventurer looking for social events in which you participate rather than just be a spectator? If so Conversare could turn you on! For these are hosted happening over a meal among lively spirits in venues dripping with delectable and friendly ambience.

In public places in which anyone who wishes to join is regarded as one of the right people. Where a host welcomes all present and provides guidelines on the nature of the proceedings. Which is primarily to have a conversation, over a meal, with someone you have not met previously. Everybody present does the same, all participate fully. With opportunity to mix with others too.

Sound appealing?  Could there be a number of different reasons why you would be attracted to come along to this kind of gathering? And/or invite others to do so?

This post outlines just some.

The opportunity to experience this personally, or to encourage others to do so, is now available in Adelaide, South Australia. And could be elsewhere when people around our little planet, 3rd from the sun, see the benefits to be obtained from participating in and/or hosting this kind of social event.

Which was invented in Hong Kong when I was living there for six happy years until 2011, after which I returned to Adelaide in South Australia.

Since then Conversare events have been held in a number of venues here.  And also in Padang in West Sumatra, Indonesia;  London, England; several  places in the United States,  and in Manila, Philippines.

Over this time I have reported on ‘happenings’ and associated speculations and insights on them in Conversare blog posts. And have received periodic comments on particular posts.

Here are several – some with ‘out of the blue’ comment, seemingly arising from google searches – which you may find of interest:

An idea aching to be born
Comment:
I sense there are people who are literally dying for want of real, authentic contact – with those who are willing to engage.

More to Conversare than I had been aware
Comment:
Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness on your put up is just spectacular and i could assume you’re a professional in this subject. Fine together with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to stay updated with coming near near post. Thanks one million and please keep up the rewarding work.

What Conversare could mean for you
Comment:
Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s really informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels.
I will appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.
Cheers

Conversare – currently in holding position in the Adelaide Central Market while moving along elsewhere

Comment:
Hi there friends, how is all, and what you wish for to say regarding this article, in my view its really awesome in favor of me.

Conversare – for an adventure in delightful connecting

And to come to appreciate that Conversare could help alleviate loneliness see:

Loneliness an epidemic set to become a public health crisis

Could these further insights resonate with you:

. Quotes by Martin Buber, noted philosopher on the critical importance of dialogue (respectful conversation) in our everyday lives:

“All actual life is encounter.”
“All real living is meeting.”
“Every journey has a secret destination of which the traveller is not aware.”

Also:
.  May the realisation have struck you that hosting Conversare kind of social gatherings could become part of your professional practice? Particularly perhaps if you have a passion for facilitation and have a background in doing this with conversational processes such as Open Space Technology, the World Café and the Art of Hosting.

For next event in Adelaide see Forthcoming Events.

Looking forward

 

Alan Stewart, PhD
Social Artist
Facilitator of Conversations that Matter and Participatory Fun
Senior Fulbright Scholar
Blog: Conversare
Web:  Multimind Solutions
Mob: +61(0)413848680

Member: National Trouble Makers Union

Based in Adelaide, South Australia
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“Whenever we treat each other well good things happen.”


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