Talking Stick LO20073

Bill Braun (
Thu, 03 Dec 1998 06:35:23 -0500

Replying to LO20057 --

I have used the talking stick as follows. First, clearly define the focus
of discussion and elicit a commitment by all to stay focused. I ask that
people be reasonable in their time use of the talking stick suggesting
that three to five minutes tombegin is a good guideline.

Second, each person in turn takes the talking stick and makes their
opening contributions. I place few constraints on this other than to be
civil (deep emotions may be involved) and honest - no attacks.

Third, each person in turn can offer a response to anything or anyone from
the first round. Same rules of civility and honesty apply.

Fourth, I gauge how people are interacting and will either continue with
talking stick rounds or let the conversation become more free form,
reminding everyone that civility and honesty are still the norms.

Bill Braun

At 04:31 PM 12/1/1998 EST, you wrote:

>I am trying to learn about the Talking Stick so that I can use it with my
>groups. Is there any information or resource you can point me to so that I
>can learn more about it?


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