Hello 👋 I’m Craig Constantine.

You talk with others every day, but how often do you intentionally practice the art of conversation? By sharing my thinking, I hope to ignite your passion for creating your own great conversations.

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  • Depth versus aliveness

    Depth versus aliveness

    Is the depth of a conversation defined by content or the experience? This article is based on an episode from the Open + Curious podcast. To listen, please read more about how to purchase the podcast episodes. I feel like it only can be deep if it if it was deep for both of us. Like…

  • Enough studying

    Enough studying

    Experimenting, observing, and reflecting on your conversations I believe we must move beyond studying, into active practice. Every time I think perhaps I should begin to work on a book about conversation, I find another book. I’m always waffling between being convinced that I do have something original to contribute, and being convinced that I’ve…

  • Why do we keep talking?

    Why do we keep talking?

    Join Craig and Jesse as they challenge the urge to keep talking and explore the value of silence. This article is based on an episode from the Open + Curious podcast. To listen, please read more about how to purchase the podcast episodes. I find that when I can’t shut up, it’s usually because […] I’m…

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Open + Curious is about discovering what better means for your conversations.

I believe great conversations are built upon true listening and genuine curiosity.

There are countless traditions which describe the idea of speaking reality into being. Open + Curious is my perspective on how to do that. How can our thoughts shape our words and communication? And how can our communication shape our lives through our experience of conversation?

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