A safe environment for open dialogue to enable people to understand - each other and themselves
SlowTalk is about meaningful communication to bring people into closer contact with each other. It is about establishing true relationships which are reliable and resilient.
"Open Dialogue" is an experimental form of a conversation based on the pioneering work of David Bohm. He noticed that people can enter into a deeper understanding of each other, when they honestly express what is on their mind and when they listen with undivided attention.
An Open Dialogue requires a certain degree of self awareness and nudges people to go beyond their comfort zone. A "Facilitated Conversation" is still a self-guided conversation on a particular subject with some structured exercises and possible interventions.
"Skill Training" focuses on essential communication elements such as mutual respect, active listening, authentic speaking, self awareness, etc. Or it can take a specific focus, such as "the power of praise", "standing your ground in difficult situations?" or "conflict handling".
SlowTalk is ideally suited to business situations in order to improve the communication between management and employees, but also between different company departments and of course, individuals.
SlowTalk allows participants to meet as equals and thus tap into the potential of each other. People feel at ease and as a result, are more inclined to contribute their ideas and listen to those of others when they are co-operating in a clear and transparent structure.
Team interaction relies 100% on communication. This means that the quality of a team depends on how well people communicate with each other. This requires mutual respect, clear statements, intent listening and keeping disturbing elements from entering the conversation.
When humans work together, it is inevitable that miscommunications occur. . This is often irritating and considered negative. What would happen, if we could embrace these instances as learning opportunities?
Innovation by communication. - Edgar
Reminds me of the power of empathy. - George
Thank you for the open atmosphere and the safe setting. - Bharani
Innovation is not a goal in itself. It is a continuous process. - Floriana
Good open attitude created a safe space during the dialogue. Respect. It could have been longer to go even deeper. - Penelope
I enjoyed the conversation immensely. Left with lots of food for thought. - Elsie
Trustworthy environment. - Conrad
It was an unexpectedly intimate meeting, we have had plenty of time to talk and carry on an honest conversation and get in touch with emotions. Hugo was an excellent facilitator, showing respect and empathy, and his preparation was really good. - Federico
This was the first time that I heard myself speak. - Arjan
Got new insights and many different perspectives. - Damien