Let’s Talk, New York!
(OK, we know this rhymes only in New York!)
Saturday, August 30th is
In Bryant Park (Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street) and throughout the City
RSVP (required to reserve a place) to firstname.lastname@example.org and RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York/events/176390172/
Conversation Day is a celebration of the joys and benefits of Good Talk. Help us join with our friends in Boston, Las Vegas, San Francisco, London, and as far afield as Kuala Lampur — by talking the talk here in the Big Apple!
Join us at 3 pm in Bryant Park, located between 40th and 42nd streets between 5th Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave.). Look for us wearing colored hats (red/yellow/blue/green). Exact location and details will be provided when you RSVP to email@example.com..
Do-it-yourself! You can hold your own conversation anytime during that day or evening, anywhere in NYC, indoors or outdoors, with old friends or new ones.
* The simplest thing you can do to show your support of the day is to simply have a conversation with someone you don’t know!
* To go one step further, just bring together a few people (4-6 is ideal), and choose an enjoyable and meaningful topic or two to talk about (suggestions below or on reverse of flyer).
* If you like, partner with a friend to be co-convenors. If you want to enlarge your circle even further, consider using MeetUp (www.meetup.com) to announce your event.
For more information, or to let us know what you did, and how it went, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; our website is www.conversationsnewyork.com.
Conversation Day in NYC is inspired by Global Talk-to-Me Day, a project of
Talk to Me London (http://www.talktomelondon.org/home).
A FEW POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR YOUR CONVERSATION
(or create some of your own!)
Here are a few topics for consideration – or ask for suggestions from your participants, then vote, and talk about the top two or three choices.
* What is happiness and how can we make ourselves happier?
* What makes New York City great (for you) – and how might we make it greater (for all of us)?
* What is health and how can we achieve it?
* Who in history or nowadays do you most admire as a human being, and why?
* What’s on your bucket list: the things you’d most like to do in the rest of your life?
* What lessons does history teach us?
* What concerns do you have about privacy today, in areas ranging from your health, your employment, your on-line life, your politics, your relationships, or….?
FOR HAVING A GREAT CONVERSATION
(or create some of your own!)
Here are some “agreements” developed by Conversation Café (www.conversationcafe.org) which you may want to consider for your conversation:
Open-mindedness: Listen to and everyone. Seek to appreciate many diverse points of view.
Acceptance: Suspend judgment as best you can.
Curiosity: Seek to understand rather than persuade.
Discovery: Question assumptions, look for new insights.
Sincerity: Speak from your heart and personal experience.
Brevity: Go for honesty and depth but don’t go on and on.