I recently had the pleasure of travelling throughout the Surat Basin in south west Queensland with a client of Articulous for a week, facilitating community information sessions. There were a few key lessons that I took away from that week that I thought were worth sharing, purely from a practical perspective.
Some people thrive on blank slates. Others respond better if they are given context, background and solutions. Either way you need to know your objectives and stimulate the conversation.
Have you ever provided an opinion on a topic or contributed to a project and been unaware of what happened to the information?
Get ready to walk through that door of opportunity which has been enticing you for some time. There’s a reason you keep wanting to open it and you never know what you’ll find.
Meaningful conversations are created when words and ideas combine in a way that brings people together. Often we have different ideas or beliefs, but it’s how we handle the conversation that matters.
It's tough to find the right balance between different futures. And great conversations make it possible to find consensus.