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Podcast: How to Facilitate Meaningful Conversations at Events (Episode 130)

What is a Jeffersonian Dinner, and why is it an effective tool for face-to-face gatherings?

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Photos: Courtesy of Khine (top) and Guthrie

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guests: Taylor Buonocore Guthrie, Mollie Kinsman Khine

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, hear from Taylor Buonocore Guthrie and Mollie Kinsman Khine, the team behind Convers(ate), a game that's intended to spark meaningful dialogue. The group discusses the concept of a Jeffersonian Dinner and how it can be an effective tool for business events. They share what makes a good icebreaker, how to encourage vulnerability, the importance of human connection, and more.

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events.
Running time 50:44.

Roundtable Discussion: the history of the Jeffersonian Dinner and how it got its name; the ideal number of guests for a Jeffersonian Dinner party; what to do if one person dominates the conversation; how long these dinner parties should last; how to deal with introverts

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