The Big Talk movement was created by Kalina Silverman in the US, initially as a personal project. Its popularity has led to it developing into a global social impact initiative aiming to enhance interpersonal communication and face-to-face social connectedness around the world. Such connectedness is strongly associated with well-being and happiness.
Big Talk encourages thoughtful interaction, active listening and heightened empathy, which in turn leads to more meaningful relationships.
This group will meet once every few weeks to answer Big Talk questions in a welcoming, friendly and non-judgemental environment with the aim of skipping the small talk and talking about the things that really matter in life. The conversation will be structured but relaxed and focus on a different Big Talk question each time.
"WHAT DOES AUTHENTICITY MEAN TO YOU? IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE COMPLETELY AUTHENTIC AND IS IT SOMETHING WE SHOULD TRY TO ACHIEVE ?"
This Big Talk will be open to 8 members on 2 tables of 4.
The get together will give you the opportunity to meet others like you, who prefer to talk about meaningful questions and ideas, rather than just the usual small talk. The aim is to do this in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere; to have fun and to make new connections.
There will be 'introductions' but this will not be based on where you live or what you do...this is what we are trying to avoid right?
This week we will continue with the new format... instead of using the Big Talk question cards we will have a question (above) on which to base our conversation. Each member will get a chance to share their thoughts on the topic and then we will open up for questions and discussion, with the emphasis being on sharing,understanding and empathy between members