During a recent Saturday Series meeting, the group of FC users discussed how they feel about their monthly meetings together. This is what they typed:
Scott: good friends with so much in common.
Jamie: Our FC group is paramount for feeling connected
Mac: It makes me feel good
Rick: Everyone can benefit from Saturday Series. My suggestion is for typers to meet in smaller groups for easier conversation.
Dave S: This is the easiest way of communicating – couldn’t be beat – restful.
Sujit: I feel pleased to be near people who understand my issues. It makes me feel like a positive person.
Dave W.: I need more quiet
A facilitator suggested having a “no speaking” rule for an entire Saturday Series. The responses included:
Dave S. Open to new ideas
Dave W.: I like this. Typing is easier.
The following question was asked: Is it easier for you to type in quiet spaces, or does it not matter?
Rick: Hard to break into conversation (in loud places.) Everyone has so much to offer if given the chance.
Scott: Want friends to type freely and with joy. Easier to type in quiet.
Hesham (re: typing in a loud restaurant, for example): I easily adapt
Jamie: I critically experience the waves of sounds. I manage.
Dave S.: I don’t need quiet to type, but I do for handwriting.
These conversations touch on the benefits of creating opportunities to gather and type, as well as the unique challenges that need to be worked through in order to make such meetings fun and beneficial for all. Please feel free to share your own experiences about gatherings with fellow FC users and friends! What’s worked best for you?