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networking?? February 12, 2008

Posted by thehutch in youthwork.
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one of the things that bugs me at youthworker get togethers, whoops, networking events is the one upmanship conversations. It winds me up but the reality is that I am as guilty of falling for the routine of having a better story. This monty python sketch is probably as good an interpretation as anything….a class video

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1. Roothie - February 13, 2008

The person who introduced you to this video must be really nice and cool!

2. Sarah Brush - February 13, 2008

When we were thinking over the whole male/female youthworkers issue we picked up that this “antler” activity was more prevalent in (though not exclusive to) male youthworkers. I think my all time favourite moment was two female childless youthworkers witnessing two male (dad) youthworkers determining which of them knew more about breastfeeding!

Thanks for a reminder of this wonderful sketch!

3. Roy - February 14, 2008

roothie…..not sure about that 😉

Sarah….think you are right, most of the conversations (in fact all!) are between the male species of the youthworker! Now that is something to ponder.

4. dennisthemennis.co.uk - March 2, 2008

Im not sure I agree, I tend to see more female workers ‘Showing Off’ more. I am not a lover of youthworker gatherings (coffee drinking skives). I prefer to keep my stories to a minimum and just listen to what others are sharing (bragging) about.


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