Come take a seat around the campfire, & lets have a few yarns.
Without yarning, stories are just something to put kids to sleep. Stores are also called yarns, but yanking as a verb is a different process altogether. It's not conversing, its not telling a story, its more than that. There has to be an exchange of stories if you wan to be awake, and grow
Having a yarn, as colloquial as that sounds, is actually a structured cultural activity that has a valid and rigour methodology for knowledge production, inquiry, and transmission of information.
Read below to learn more about yarns, and what that means in our community context, but here, I am referring to yarns as a way of communicating and connecting across cultures around the world - usually in the form of speaking engagements, panels, appearances and speeches.
I am not one for a keynote, to stand up on a stage and monologue, I like to engage with the people I am with, to have those yarns and bring everyone into relation. I have spoken at many different places across the years, from schools to universities, businesses and startups, each with a different focus on the work I've done, am doing, and working towards.
Have a look below to see some of the examples of the talks I've given, learn a bit more about what yarning is all about, and let's have a conversation about getting me to have a yarn with your people.