Hosting Conversations about Questions that Matter
Hey Avril! Hello all!
I wrote a blog post about the Stages of a World Cafe Recording back in October 2010, and it keeps being discussed on LinkedIn. The post is basically a blow-by-blow description of how the recording was created in the moment. Julie suggested that I share it here, and it sounds like that post is an appropriate addition to this discussion.
One more thing, though. When planning a World Cafe, it's best to plan with the end in mind: what do you want people to do at the end of the event...a month after...six months after? Otherwise, your Cafe runs the risk of being a nice event that got people pumped up and people enjoyed...but then fizzles out and leaves people wondering "hey, whatever happened with that stuff we did last month?"
The easiest way to plan with the end in mind is to bring your graphic recorder into the Cafe design process from the start. As harvesters, it's what we do...so take advantage of all we bring to the table! : D
Hoping this finds all happy and well,