Saturday, July 14, 2007

More On Questions

Thursday night was the third official meeting of our new investment club. Joy MacLeod, of Artistic Memorials, was the one who sparked the formation of this group. We now have nine members and are hoping to add a few more in the next couple months.

What is really neat about this group of women is that we all don't know each other. Joy starts each meeting agenda with one new question for us to answer about ourselves.

This month the question was, "When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?"

Again, it is so amazing how just one question can tell so much.

Our age range is 30s - 70s. Unfortunately our 30 year old was not able to attend the meeting. But it was fun to hear how each decade had answers that were similar.

Those in their 40's were proving that they could go to college and be something other than a nurse or teacher.

Those of us in the 50's were able to choose either nurse or teacher.

Those of us in the 60's had to receive special permission to do anything that smacked even the slightest masculine.

Those in the 70's were channeled into marriage and motherhood.

How times have changed!

That one question helps me to better understand and also to quickly get to know better everyone sitting around the table.

I think these individual questions should be adopted by every networking group as part of introductions they request. Along with just name and company, think how much more interesting the whole thing would be if you learned that one more piece of info about each person?

What do you think would be some good Q's to use?

1 comment:

Louise Kahle said...

What a beautiful picture of Joy!
But how could you miss when taking a picture of beautiful Joy.