Wed, Aug 05|
Let's Get to Know Our Book Buddies + The Importance of Deep Conversations! Feat.: Ask Deep Questions, by Jan Keck
As we are a growing community, let's take the time to get to know our fantastic fellow group members. This will be more of a "connecting" event and warm conversations. In general, we discuss a wide variety of books and topics. Let's create a space to ensure we have meaningful conversations.
Time & Location
Aug 05, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EDT
About the Event
I met Jan Keck during a Braindate at the start of quarantine. We both share a mutual passion for human connection, curiosity, and belonging.
He created a fantastic card deck + workshops called "Ask Deep Questions." I had been wanting to bring him to our club to co-host for quite a bit. As we have been growing, I would like to take the time for us to get to know our Book Buddies a bit more profoundly especially as our topics range on all levels of openness and vulnerability.
This is an "in between book event" (though, Jan has written a Deep Conversations guide here).
Bring a drink of choice, get comfy, and be ready for some beautiful questions and connecting.
Per Jan's past workshops; ours will be slightly different, but you will get an idea below!
For us: as Eventprofs, Jan will discuss why facilitating these conversations are important for our events, how to make attendees feel seen and heard, how to build trust with a group over a short time, etc. He will pull back the curtain and give us Eventprofs a sneak peak at the magic!
What to expect :
Give the Gift of Your Presence
We’re all in this together to create a space where everyone feels supported. At the beginning of the event, we will turn off any distractions so everyone can feel seen and heard.
Share “vulnerageous” Stories
Relationships travel at the speed of vulnerability – but it takes courage. Your stories and experiences may be exactly what another member needs to hear today to solve a problem, seize an opportunity or simply feel less alone.
Go as Deep as you Like
You always have a choice: You choose what stories you share and how deep you go. There is no obligation to share things that you aren’t comfortable talking about with your group or partner.
Dare to Be Kind
Let’s look out for each other. No one here is looking for your criticism, cynicism, advice, or judgement. We encourage and support each other and if we notice someone sharing degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity, we speak up.
Respect Everyone’s Privacy
Being part of this community requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive and vulnerable discussions make events like this great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the breakout rooms should stay in the breakout rooms and will not be recorded.