Playful Inquiry – TEDxNavesink Talk and Video

“What is the best thing that happened to you today?”

My opening lines for my TEDx talk.  It opened up playful inquiry at TEDxNavesink. I had the great honor of giving a talk entitled:

“Playful Inquiry – Try this Anywhere.”

The idea worth spreading in my talk is to build connection and relationship with people in a positive way by paying attention to the very first question we ask. We know that the very first question determines what we find, and with this particular positive question we find what works, and what gives us joy. In my interactive talk, the audience paired up to ask the question and within a minute the theater was abuzz with people in conversation about the best thing that had happened to them so far that day. As a result of experiencing Appreciative Inquiry principles in this very short time frame, we were able to tap into 14 positive emotions.  Please watch the video to see what I mean.  I hope you will enjoy it. It was such a fabulous opportunity, and perhaps you also might like to respond below to:  “what's the best thing that's happened to you today,” and share it with others.