2nd Annual Bigger Small Talk Summit is History!
There was plenty of Bigger Small Talk to be experienced in Fargo-Moorhead this week! More than 20 brave souls spent Day One in Open Space where we pondered topics like Building Community, Business Leadership for Love or Profit, The Power of the Group, Finding Your Joy/Inner Child, Being. Present., H.U.B. (Humanity Unites Brilliance), The Power of Now, Creative Meeting Places / My Third Place, Obstacles & Opportunities, and Small & Significant.
Needless to say, with those topics, our small talk was almost immediately much bigger!
According to the feedback form, participants especially liked the choice of topics, being able to openly express their thoughts, seeing a new concept at work, the ease with which everyone was able to participate, and the compassion, energy and excitement of the participants.
Dick Richards helped 25 people find and name their Genius at the Genius Workshop on Day Two.
Participants really enjoyed the opportunity to dig deeper and spend an entire day in reflection about themselves and their genius. And, as my new friend and blogging buddy David Zinger pointed out, the Bigger Small Talk Summit is now international! (David hails from Winnipeg, Fargo's northern neighbor.)
It was especially rewarding for me to spend two days with Dick and with David, and we're sending out a challenge to our other blogging friends to join us next year! Here's the tag for Phil Gerbyshak, Mike Sansone, Kammie Kobyleski, Robyn McMaster, Nick Smith, Debbie Call, Kirsten Harrell, Troy Worman, Terry Starbucker, Lisa Haneberg, and heck, Steve Farber! (Of course, anyone else reading this is MORE than welcome to join us, too! The more the merrier - and the bigger the small talk!)
Watch this blog (and Slacker Manager) for more information about next year's event (it will likely be in June right here in beautiful Fargo-Moorhead!).