Art of Hosting

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The Art of Hosting is the practice of turning yourself into a host while interacting with other people. You host the interactions you have, and while doing so, you create spaces for meaningful interactions.

With this practice in mind, you basically try to make the most out of your interactions with others, for you, for the other, for both of you, as well as for who yet has to arrive. Hosting not only takes place in your daily life, but also in online communities, as well as meetings that you may attend.

This is much easier than it seems. Most of the people have been a host in their lives, for example when they host a party. They welcome new arrivals, ask how they are doing and do their best to create a welcoming atmosphere, to set the scene and create space for interactions. The Art of Hosting is about extending this concept to also other facets of life.

For the purpose of sharing, it is important to take this concept further and to see potentially everyone as a host. Another concept that is closely associated with behaving as a host, is the one of a facilitator or enabler.

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