The Talk Scheme
The simple but brilliant Talk Scheme is something I’ve recently come across on social media. The brainchild of Hannah, a fabulous young woman using a simple idea to make a potentially huge change, her website tells her story and inspiration for the scheme:
Late January 2018, sitting in a bus station, I got chatting to an elderly woman. A widow, she travelled out twice a week to play bingo with her friends and when my bus arrived, she apologised for speaking to me. Surprised, I told her not to be silly, but this indeed got me thinking.
How about instead of letting the art of conversation die away, we bring it back? And bring it back we shall.
All with a simple accessory.
Wearing your badge will not only promote talking in general but as word spreads, should help show that wherever you are, no matter the look you may wear upon your face, you are willing and open to hold a conversation with a stranger. Likewise, if you’re someone who often finds themselves out and about alone, the badge should do it’s job and encourage others to strike a chat with you!
From each sale, 20p will go back to a charity linked to the work this scheme encourages. Periodically, this will change and right now it’s AgeUK.
Badges are £1.50 each, 50p extra for postage, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase through PayPal, direct bank transfer or for any more information. Alternatively message us on any of our social medias – @thetalkscheme on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
Buy It. Wear It. Speak It.
Local businesses are already getting behind this scheme. It will surely only be good for their business and their customers too. Look out for an article is Aspire magazine in May too.
Friendliness costs nothing. You might even try giving a compliment, make someone feel good about themselves. You will probably find it makes you feel good too.
Who knows where your conversation may lead?
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