Some Ideas for Your Weave
First: what kind of weave do you want to create?
A weave can be used show any group of people. Think of who you are going to share your weave with and what would make it interesting for them. Here are some ways weaves have been used successfully.
Here you send all participants attending an event a weave a couple of days before the event. It is a great way of creating excitement prior to an event and a buzz during the event. It provides a people focus to the event. You can help people to make initial connections by collecting answers to questions like "What should I ask you about to get you talking?". It also is great way to share contact information after the event to maintain connections. Also help people remember names.
Here you are the primary audience for the weave. My heros and teachers weave is an example of this. Here you add people that are interesting to you. Even though created for primarily for you, it's a great way to share with others what you see as interesting.
Friends and Family Weaves
Another kind of a personal weave is your friends and family. This is a great way to capture and birthdays with the family. You can link in facebook pages or any other contact infromation.
Use a weave to provide a people centric view of information, there is a wealth of information available via the internet, you can extract snippets of information which resonates with you. How about the presidents, world leaders, the Canadian hockey team (if anyone has access to Gladwell's data in Outliers that would be a great candidate).
A team who works together can share their strengths, their passions and communication preferences. We have helped teams change some of their working patterns to acknowledge different communication styles of introverts and extroverts. Asking thoughtful questions ahead of meeting is a great to way to enguage the introverts.
Create a weave for you assocaition or organization, it helps share information within the group and is also a great way to attact and introduce new members.
Your Idea Here...
We want you to be creative. Who knew the 25 random things on facebook would spread like it did? If you create a weave that resonates, please share and we will certainly pass it on.
Second: what questions do you want to ask?
The questions that you ask you enter when you add your people.
- are you asking questions to change the conversation at an event?
- are you sharing answers with people who know eash other well?
- are you capturing information for display purposes?
An example of a question we have found great at events is “If you knew you could not fail, what would attempt?". When entering the information you would use a key to represent the question e.g. nofail=my answer is that I would fly.
There is a huge amount of information out there and we find weaves have more impact when you limit the number of question, so there is enough to spark a face to face conversation but not too much to overwhelm.
For some other question check out the question list, you can also share your own questions here.
- do you have the answers or do you need to collect this information?
Your role as a weave creator includes collecting all the infromation prior to sharing your weave. If you need to collect answers from the participants you can do so by modifying the event registration form (tools like Event Brite are great for this); use an online survey tool like Survey Monkey or ask the questions via email. You will also need to request photos if you do not already have access to them.