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We've been thinking about the quality of being unhurried. There’s a lot of pressure to get a move on in life, but the best craftsmanship and the wiser life choices are made when we’re able to pause and reflect. This is an experiment in hosting conversations designed to have a gentler pace, fewer interruptions and a more reflective spirit.

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Unhurried Conversation Online

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In an unhurried conversation, there is time to think differently and connect with people in a refreshing way. Unhurried isn't always slow, but it has a pace where people find it easy to join in and not feel crowded out. And listening can be as satisfying as talking. In an unhurried conversation there is no agenda, but one key norm about how to take turns to speak. We lift up an everyday object (like a cup or pair of glasses) and whoever lifts theirs up gets to talk. And everyone else listens. Which means the speaker won't get interrupted. When the speaker has finished, they put their object down, and someone else then takes a turn. Sometimes there are long pauses between speakers, sometimes not. When you've finished speaking you are giving up control of what happens next. When the next person picks up their talking object they might follow on from what's been said or bring something new to the conversation. And they can hold the object and not speak...so they can hold silence until they're ready to speak. The conversations often move between light topics and more personal and profound ones. And in the end, we often find that all these are connected. More details about Unhurried Conversations: https://www.unhurried.org/conversations Please join from a quiet space. The format works best on a laptop but you can also join from a tablet or smartphone. Please update your RSVP if you can't make it.

Unhurried Conversation Online

Online event

In an unhurried conversation, there is time to think differently and connect with people in a refreshing way. Unhurried isn't always slow, but it has a pace where people find it easy to join in and not feel crowded out. And listening can be as satisfying as talking. In an unhurried conversation there is no agenda, but one key norm about how to take turns to speak. We lift up an everyday object (like a cup or pair of glasses) and whoever lifts theirs up gets to talk. And everyone else listens. Which means the speaker won't get interrupted. When the speaker has finished, they put their object down, and someone else then takes a turn. Sometimes there are long pauses between speakers, sometimes not. When you've finished speaking you are giving up control of what happens next. When the next person picks up their talking object they might follow on from what's been said or bring something new to the conversation. And they can hold the object and not speak...so they can hold silence until they're ready to speak. The conversations often move between light topics and more personal and profound ones. And in the end, we often find that all these are connected. More details about Unhurried Conversations: https://www.unhurried.org/conversations Please join from a quiet space. The format works best on a laptop but you can also join from a tablet or smartphone. Please update your RSVP if you can't make it.

Unhurried Conversation Online

Online event

In an unhurried conversation, there is time to think differently and connect with people in a refreshing way. Unhurried isn't always slow, but it has a pace where people find it easy to join in and not feel crowded out. And listening can be as satisfying as talking. In an unhurried conversation there is no agenda, but one key norm about how to take turns to speak. We lift up an everyday object (like a cup or pair of glasses) and whoever lifts theirs up gets to talk. And everyone else listens. Which means the speaker won't get interrupted. When the speaker has finished, they put their object down, and someone else then takes a turn. Sometimes there are long pauses between speakers, sometimes not. When you've finished speaking you are giving up control of what happens next. When the next person picks up their talking object they might follow on from what's been said or bring something new to the conversation. And they can hold the object and not speak...so they can hold silence until they're ready to speak. The conversations often move between light topics and more personal and profound ones. And in the end, we often find that all these are connected. More details about Unhurried Conversations: https://www.unhurried.org/conversations Please join from a quiet space. The format works best on a laptop but you can also join from a tablet or smartphone. Please update your RSVP if you can't make it.

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