Ideas Create Communities

Great ideas have a magnetic appeal. If your concept works, people are moving towards you. If people are not coming, you may need a better idea or a better way to communicate it.


Power of 3: Formula for Focus, Clarity & Freedom

The number 3 recurs in most stories, education & communication. Whether it is in the choice of words to create a pleasing sentence or the wider structure beneath a script, the number three is inescapable as a stylistic and structural choice – but why is the triad so universally understandable?

Think about some famous triads in folk tales: three wishes; three witches; three little pigs. In religion: the holy trinity; the 3 kings; heaven, hell & purgatory. In academia: thesis, antithesis, synthesis; introduction, body, conclusion; or logos, pathos & ethos. Here are 3 reasons why the Power of Three, helps us when speaking in public.



What is at the heart of every conversation?  

For many, it is a quest for sense, meaning and understanding of the many life questions we have: what does the future hold in store? If we were to meet ourselves, would you like you? What does it mean to be a man? What’s the recipe for a fruitful relationship?

The essence of conversation is surrounding a central question with many diverse voices. Questions act as a catalyst to spark dialogue. Imagine a match thrown on dry straw. Exchanging, sharing, reflecting in a space ripe for dialogue with people from all walks of life in a convivial space.


Inspiring People to Come Together

In the search of ways of bringing people together, we often look for something new, different or exotic. Why? The community instinct is universal and innate to us all; a get-together starts with an idea, so a simple invitation is enough, isn’t it? But what if you want to invest in something really special, unique or alternative?  Is a simple invitation still enough to inspire the right people to come together?



In-the-Box Questions, Out-of-the-Box Conversation


I wish I’d designed this!  

Have you ever been at a loss of what to talk about? You’re not feeling creative. You can’t think of anything to say. You lack inspiration. What do you do? Stare at the wall. Sit in silence. Worse, talk about the weather. Or do you delve into a box?


Conversation on the Menu

When there is something important to say, best to pair it with a meal. We have all lit a candle, poured a glass or put out some biscuits to set the scene for a conversation that we would like to unfold in a certain way. Often the best conversations were not planned – surprises, taboos and serendipity challenge us with new thoughts that make a conversation memorable. No one wants to talk about the same old stuff. So how to plan for the spontaneity?

Some people are setting up these conditions, to make spontaneous conversations come to life. By using the metaphor of a menu, fresh conversations are being born.



Mega Conversation

Let’s talk about being a conversation catalyst. Let’s talk about designing discussions. Let’s talk about having a dialogue-based event.
Mega Conversations are discussions with 50-5000 people exploring the same questions, at the same time, in the same place.


People Like to Talk

That's why the best part of most conferences is the coffee break!
Despite being connected digitally, people are faced with a void of real conversation. Mega Conversations offer participants the opportunity to connect in a real way that is surprising, rewarding and memorable. Mega Conversations offers meaningful dialogue about the topics that matter most.


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Is Your Team Stuck?

Team dynamics can be challenging. Hidden agendas, dysfunctional rituals, stagnant conversations, politics and personalities, same old results.

It is human nature to fall into patterns of behaviors. These patterns give us comfort… and make change difficult. While we may know we need a fresh approach, old habits, past successes, and group pressure can inhibit us from taking the necessary steps to revitalize team dynamics.


Aligning Expectations


Enthusiastic. Satisfied. Disappointed. The thoughts and feelings at the end of people-intense project vary, usually in relation to a central question – What were you expecting?

Expecting more than we got – Let down.
Expecting less – Happily surprised.

The way our work is perceived depends on our ability to Align Expectations.

Having interviewed hundreds of project teams, their insights are remarkable consistent: manage expectations before, during and after the project.


Trends Impacting People’s Work

Have a peek at 12 areas where you can expect changes in organisational behaviour. Start a conversation about the important questions that we will be asking this year.


Stimulating Ideas & Building Futures