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The Art of Convening by Patricia Neal, Craig Neal

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3. THE INVITATION

A sincere offering to engage that integrates purpose and intent

WHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC INVITATION?

Once we have explored the nature of our purpose in At the Heart of the Matter, and have clearly identified and aligned the intention for our gathering by Clarifying Intent, we again look inside ourselves so that a sincere invitation can be extended. Although important, the physical form of an invitation is simply the delivery system of this Aspect. The essential and often-overlooked quality needed to make an invitation effective is sincerity.

When we convene, our Invitation does not just ask for a body to show up at a date and time. ...

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