Conversare – an opportunity for growth through connecting

November 30, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

“If we don’t take risks we don’t grow.” How do these ideas resonate with you? Do they give you a sense that coming along to have a conversation over a meal with a stranger is ‘risky’ and yet something which may turn out to be a truly worthwhile experience? Given that everybody present is doing something similar and that you are among other lively risk taking spirits! All of whom treat each other with respect and with welcoming smiles. Just what does it mean to ‘grow’? Among possible ‘takes’ on this is that we let go of our fears of connecting with people...

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Conversare – for good talk and enlivening connecting in diverse contexts

October 30, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

  Conversare events in the Adelaide Central Market are well under way. With a couple of recent delays due to key people being on leave or ill. And there is a forthcoming event at which the opening dinner of an international conference is to be conducted Conversare style. For this kind of opportunity for ‘good talk and enlivening connecting’ is coming to be seen widely as ‘an exceptionally simple approach for the return to glory of community trust and connectivity’. In the Market This is for Adelaide based adventurous spirits looking for a social event in which all present participate in interesting and enjoyable conversation....

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Conversare – coming together

September 30, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

In this post I touch briefly on two issues that have recently come to my attention in relation to Conversare and what underlies it. For they are about the natural human craving we have for close personal contact, how elusive this can be and steps people take to find it. “That feeling that we're all searching for isn't about material wealth, about the acquisition of things. It's about being connected with other human beings. That is the essence of humanity." Bill Mosher, producer of public television's "Visionaries" Also about how such longing to open up their lives can be experienced from participating in...

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Conversare – essences and explorations

August 31, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

Becoming ever clearer to me and my associates is that there are diverse essences and associated experiences in – and implications of - Conversare ‘to turn or to dance together’ events. These can be distilled into the excitement of being enlightened, exhilarated and even enlarged by the sheer enjoyment of being thoroughly engaged in enlivening conversation. In which everyone present is a full participant, everyone gives of themselves to be immersed in ‘the dance’. How does that sound to you? Does something deep inside you resonate with these thoughts? More practically <smile> is that Converare has been well explained, in this way: “It provides...

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Conversare – beyond and ahead

July 31, 2016 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments

“You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” “Conversation is the greatest of the arts.” Both from Buckminster Fuller During the month of July 2016 I have been away from Adelaide, spending time in Hong Kong, England and France. In each of these I have had experiences of, and/or had insights into, the potential value of a Conversare kind of social event to bring about wholesome changes on how people relate to each other. And have connected to key people who appreciate that purpose, place - and associated context - are critical...

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