May 16, 2022
Who: You are invited to a Listening Party if you are 18 or older and you love listening and being listened to!
Where: On zoom. Pre-registration required. Sign up now using one of the links below because space is limited.
Why: We want to increase the amount of love and listening in ourselves and the world and have fun!
When: May 16, 2022 at different times throughout the day.
TO REGISTER CLICK THE LINK BELOW
You will receive a link for the Party from zoom after you register.
1pm EST on May 16, 2022
6pm EST on May 16, 2022
11:30pm EST on May 16, 2022
What happens at a Listening Party?
The main activity of a Listening Party happens during the Listening Partnership time.
In a Listening Partnership two people are paired in a breakout room to take equal turns speaking and listening to each other.
Why do a Listening Partnership?
A Listening Partnership is an affirming and validating experience.
The foundations of a Listening Partnership are full presence, mutual respect, warmth and openness. That’s why they feel so good!
For more information about Listening Partnerships please click here.
On I Love to Listen Day the topic will be “Loving through Listening” and the poem “Today I Will Listen” will be read to set the tone and start the conversation.
Here is an example of the flow of a 30-minute party:
Welcome -10 minutes
A short slideshow will be shown while the host gives clear instructions for the Listening Partnerships.
Listening Partnerships – 15 minutes
Everyone will be automatically paired into breakout rooms where the Listening Partnerships take place.
Sharing in writing – 5 minutes
Back in the main meeting, everyone shares words and phrases about love and listening by writing them in the chat. What everyone shares will be turned into a co-created collective poem.
- Opening – 2 minutes – This is time for saying hello, informal introductions and deciding who will go first based on whose name comes first in alphabetical order.
- First person shares – 5 minutes – The topic is love and listening and the person sharing receives undivided attention and listening, whichever kind they ask for, from the listener.
- Second person shares – 5 minutes – The roles switch and everything else remains the same.
- Closing – 2 minutes – Another time for informal conversation, gratitude and saying goodbye.
If you have questions or want more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to meeting you there!