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Barbara Simonetti
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  • Brookline, MA
  • United States
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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Sponsor, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Health, Education, Corporate, Religion, Government
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I have a lot of experience using this tool with international corporate audiences and in tact religious communities and am willing to share it
What would you most like to receive from this community?

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Harvest Tool: Pyramid or Power of 2 Conversation

Posted on March 25, 2010 at 2:23pm 1 Comment

I call myself a "Conversation Architect". I meet with clients and sponsors to learn about the conversation they want to have and then build the stucture that might best support it. The Cafe has been a staple of my tool box. I often use the attached Pyramid or Power of 2 Conversation Tool to harvest key ideas in a quick and fun way. I have used it stand alone for many years. By the end of 4 or 5 rounds, I ask each group to list on a flipchart their final 3 ideas. It has never failed that at…


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At 8:44pm on June 27, 2010, Lisa Abby said…
Hi Barbara. I was looking at your entry here and am quite excited about what you are doing. I want to invite you to a gathering I am co-hosting in Essex, MA called The Art of Humans Being. We are bringing together innovative thinkers and doers like you to explore how to be together in these transformational times. Please check out this invite on the World Cafe site Please contact me for any questions you might have. Please read the invitation and share it too if that feels right to you. I am excited to find you on this site!
At 4:33pm on February 19, 2010, Amy Lenzo said…
Hello Barbara! It's nice to meet you!
I hope we can get together for the World Cafe Learning Program for virtual World Cafes next week.

Warm Wishes,


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