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Join us for our next meetup and kick off 2022 Vanguard style! Our featured book for January is “The Art of Gathering: How we meet and why it matters”, by Priya Parker.
[Note: In-person attendees must contact me, as numbers are strictly limited. If you can’t make it in person, join us on Zoom 😁]
What perfect timing for this book! With the silly season upon us, now is the time to consider how we are connecting during all of the gatherings we may be attending over the holiday period. Our next meetup will be a great time to reflect on our holiday gatherings and look ahead to how we can nurture in-person connection in 2022, particularly as more state and international borders open up.
From the book jacket:
“Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!” –Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED
From the host of the New York Times podcast Together Apart, an exciting new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together–at home, at work, in our communities, and beyond.
In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive–which they don’t have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play.
Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn’t, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings–conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp–and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience.
The result is a book that’s both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue–and how you host and attend them.
At this meetup, we will discuss some of Parker’s insights around human connection, organisation, etc., and how these insights relate to our own lives. This will be a guided conversation, but we’re not going to be super strict about any of it.
Looking forward to seeing everyone 😁
Time/Date: Wednesday, 19th January – 6-8pm (doors open from 5:30)
Location: 91 Commercial Rd. Teneriffe, QLD.
– On-street parking*
– Close to public transport
(5 min. walk from Teneriffe ferry; Closest buses – 393 & 470)
– Tea/coffee facilities
– Ground floor – accessible entrance
– Automatic door not opening? Call me at 0491101424 🙂
Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask!
*On-site parking is reserved for other businesses in the building.