How To Have Better Conversations

How To Have Better Conversations

Good conversations are often slightly mysterious. When they happen, we find it hard to say quite how we got into them, and are left regretting the number of times in which we didn't succeed in getting to the core of things with those around us.

This is a class that asks what a good conversation is, and offers ideas on how to plot to get into them more reliably.

We investigate the psychology and philosophy of conversation - what works and what often doesn't - as well as the assumptions we make about other people that stifle mutual understanding and curiosity. We put the ideas we explore into practice, testing as we learn.

The class constitutes an intelligent guide to how to move on from idle banter to emotionally and intellectually ambitious dialogues.

ABOUT CLASSES 

Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.

TESTIMONIALS 

"I developed an awareness of the types of conversations I currently have and gained some good tips to enhance these conversations and make them more meaningful."

 - Participant

"Really engaging, got me hooked, involved and thinking! Lots to take away from this class."

 - Participant

DETAILS FOR ALL CLASS DATES

COURSE LEADER 

Myke Bartlett was born in Perth, and spent his first twenty years trying to escape. A trained journalist, Bartlett writes on politics, movies, pop culture and rock music for Australia’s best known cultural publications. His debut young adult novel Fire in the Sea won the 2011 Text Prize.

TIMETABLE - TUE 18TH JULY 2017

18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes

TIMETABLE - WED 2ND AUGUST 2017

18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes

TIMETABLE - THU 7TH SEPTEMBER 2017

18.00    Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.15     Class finishes

TICKETING

Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 

GIFT VOUCHERS

Vouchers for our Australia-wide program of events and classes, or to spend in our Melbourne shop are available for purchase online.

VENUE 

The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 
Melbourne 
3000

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Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email melbourne@theschooloflife.com.au.