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You could print these out, fold in half, and prop up on the table at the cafe you host tea time.

🙏🏽 Thanks to Julie (Boston) and Uri (London) for seeding this idea!

Here’s a Google Drive link where you can download the PDFs →

Or just scroll down to see them + other details.

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They’re all black and white, made for normal 8.5" x 11" paper, and they were designed with a few different host personality types in mind. By no means are these required, but if you find them helpful, by all means download them!

Also, if you want other designs of this or have any ideas for other fun placards (or other good ways to make hosts more identifiable at tea time), write a Response Post or email me (ankit at teawithstrangers.com).

A few weeks ago, Julie from Boston messaged me about making it easier to find hosts at tea time.

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Then Uri posted something similar-ish.

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If you received a Welcome note from us, this page is for you.

Please fill out this form by Sunday, October 14!

(It’s the only thing that stands between you and tea time!)

  • Double check to make sure we’re on the same page
  • Submit your Host profile page
  • Schedule your first 2 tea times
  • Find a few locations you can host tea time at
  • Join the TWS Worldwide Facebook Group
  • Follow us at Being a Host on Medium (and get comfortable!)
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Take a second to look at this page first.

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Tea times happen in public spaces. Cafes are usually prime for this, but in some cities, hotel lobbies, parks and parklets, plazas, or rooftops are options.

Here are some considerations while thinking about good places to host tea time:

  • Open when you want to host tea time (this is important to check with cafes for weekday evening tea times)
  • Not loud, but not dead silent
  • Not too crowded. The conversation should have good space, not just figuratively, but also literally
  • Tables for 4 (they’re best for groups of 4–6, as they keep the group close together)
  • Preferably easy to get to (think public transit, parking, etc.)
  • A kind staff that won’t frown upon a group sitting for 2 hours with just a few teas/coffees at the…

About

Ankit Shah

👋🏽 Founder of Tea With Strangers. I try to help people who bring people together.

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