Learn How to Hold Your Own Meetup by downloading our Tool Kit below and gaining access to all the tools you need to host a Six Words meet-up. Start with our Toolkit Instructions document for simple, step-by-step instructions from using the tools we provide, to managing your event and spreading the word!
An important part of Six in the City are the meet-ups found in communities, neighborhoods and cultural pockets in your area. This sample package for how a gathering at a food/drink scene could go (be it at a restaurant to your own home) is merely a jumping-off point. Think of the people you know and the places you go that would enable a creative, passionate and conversational meet-up. Use this guide, along with the downloadable toolkit (above) to help create the Six in the City: Columbus event that’s ideal for you and your group.
Meetup Package/Timeframe: Food & Drink
What you will need:
Meetup Break Down (1 hour):
Meetup lengths can easily be condensed or expanded. Not sure? Get in touch, and we’ll help you figure out what will work best for you.
1-15 minutes: Let your group be a little late. Gather and schmooze. Set the tone for the meetup.
16-19 minutes: Welcome everyone and explain Six in the City: Columbus.
Provide a brief overview of the project and meetup (by either the meetup organizer or an SITC ambassador). Be sure to emphasize that this is a citywide project in which people share six-word stories about Columbus. Encourage people to share their sixes on social media during and after the event (for a list of handles and tags, see below).
20-29 minutes: First prompt! Pass out the paper and pens and walk them through the process.
What’s your Six-Word Memoir? Can you describe your life — one part or all of it — in six words? Look for examples to suit your group at www.sixwordmemoirs.com
30-39 minutes: Second prompt! Encourage your group to think of their backstories and how to bring them down to six words.
What’s Your Six-Word Columbus Story? Can you describe Columbus in six words? Your own passions and purpose here; your neighborhood; why you came and stayed; your hopes for what Columbus will be in the future?
40-49 minutes: Third prompt! Specific prompt based on your scene.
If your scene is about food or drink, sample prompts might be about Columbus’ taste profile, the best meal in Columbus, being a bartender in Columbus, or the like. (A faith-based meetup, classroom workshop or other scene would, of course, suggest very different prompts.)
50-60 minutes: Thank the participants and encourage hanging out and talking about their stories.
After: Share your Sixes
It’s easy to share your sixes on social media. Please encourage people to do so!
Why Hold a Six in the City Meetup?