CHAPTER6Circle, Step by Step

The overall flow of a circle meeting is directed by the components of start-point, check-in, and check-out. These three components set a social container for a clear beginning, a path of conversation, and a clear ending. They are easy to use and explain and can stand alone or serve as a transition to the full use of circle process.

Christina was shopping in our local town when a business card fell out of her wallet and onto the counter. The shop owner scooped it up, “PeerSpirit … interesting name. I’m Linda, president of the chamber of commerce. What exactly do you do?” After a brief conversation, the woman invited us to join the chamber and suggested that we attend a board meeting, to be held a few days later at ...

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