Does anyone have face to face conversations anymore? The best example I can think of is meetings at work. Meetings are a conversation on a schedule.
I teach that meetings should have more than 3 and less than 10 participants to be effective. Additional people would limit the exchange of ideas and less than three is a one-on-one.
And while I am at it here are some rules for productive meetings:
- Keep them short, 15 minutes if possible
- Get rid of the chairs
- Make sure all meetings have action items to take away.
- Build in travel time
This is just my 2 cents when it comes to conversations and changing voices