‘Hello, I’m Mark’
‘Hi Mark, I’m Georgie. Nice to meet you’
‘What do you do?’
Here we are again. Stuck with the same limited and boring question at the beginning of almost every new conversation. It often traps conversation. We throw stereotypes of what we think being an 'Insert Job Title' is.
Your job does not define your identity. Let's talk about something new. Let’s not repeat the elevator pitch.
Goodbye complete conversation suicide.
Hello absurd, intimate and non-linear conversations.
‘Oh I'm sorry I'm not answering that question at the moment. Try again.’
Let's be challenged in our conversation. No pre-planning. More engagement, creativity and adventure. Ask something unusual. And be honest in your answers. Tell someone what you really think and feel.
Join us for 'Trigger Conversations' - an evening of alternative questions with strangers set out as a conversation menu - appetisers, starters, main and dessert – the depth and length of the questions depends on the course (Note: no actual food included). We give you the questions. You provide the answers. No prep necessary. Just turn up with an open mind.
Here’s an example or two…
‘Is there an art to loading the dishwasher?
‘Would you like to live more in your body or in your head?’
‘Can a man and woman ever be friends?’
‘What is the most beautiful part about being human?’
…And many more (I won’t ruin the surprise!)
- Meet new like-minded people
- Be creative
- Be open – take the risk
- Have fun – it should be entertaining!
This evening is about you. It's not an inspirational talk (although I am going to talk a little and aim to inspire). It's about you doing the work, talking the talk and exploring the direction you’re moving in.
How it works:
18.30 -19.00: Arrive, buy a drink and meet some new people
19.00-19.10: An Introduction to Trigger Conversations
19.10 - 21.00 The Conversation Menu
- Dessert and cheese*
21.00 onwards: Time to mingle with everyone you have met
*Real food not provided (but you can buy drinks and snacky food at the bar)
Limited numbers so don't leave it to the final week to book.