5 Rituals Every Woman Needs The author of The Art of Gathering can help you make special occasions and everyday moments more meaningful. 1. Name Night: Having a family get-together? Ditch game night for name night and explore your family name. Who are we? What does it mean to be us? George Dawes Greene, the founder of The Moth, the organization that sponsors public storytelling nights, did this at his own family reunion of 60 people. Each family member—from the youngest cousin to the oldest great-aunt—got five minutes to share a story.
We've Got To Stop Meeting Like This: Tips for Better Workplace Gatherings A few small changes can have an enormous effect on how people feel about meetings, how they interact at them and what they take away. Some years ago, as part of my advisory work, I set out to learn the secrets of the most transformative gatherings. I interviewed dozens of organizers—including a choreographer from Cirque du Soleil, a Japanese tea ceremony master, a director of an Arab-Israeli summer camp and a conference curator—to understand how they create galvanizing, generative moments. Here are a few of those lessons:
Tech We're Using: How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids I’m also struck by how important live events are. We have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Yet more than ever we also need events that help us meet that person we otherwise wouldn’t have. This is a phenomena that has been well explained by my friend Priya Parker in her coming book, "The Art of Gathering."