6 Word Memoirs

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response?

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

In November 2006, Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, launched Six-Word Memoirs® which he describes as “a simple concept that’s become an effective tool to spark conversation, crystalise goals, and boil anything down to its core.“

There’s more than 1 million life stories on SixWordMemoirs.com and we’re delighted to have Larry join us at our 20-Year Anniversary Conference in New York City to share his magic with us.

ALTO Speed Dating Meetings – What’s your 6 words?

This year, as you sit down to each of your speed dating meetings on Monday April 30 (17:00-18:30), we challenge you to begin with your own 6 Word Memoir.

Just imagine how much more enjoyable and memorable those meetings will be!

In preparation for your speed dating sessions, please come prepared with your 6 Word Memoir. Your 6 words can be about anything you choose. Popular categories you’ll find on Larry’s site include:

  • Life
  • Love
  • Work
  • Advice
  • Questions
  • Happiness
  • Family
  • Food

We’ll kick off with these:

“ALTO New York, best conference ever!”

“ALTO 20 years, leaders navigating change”

See? Six words is easy!

Now it’s your turn!

Think of your 6 words ahead of the conference, and if you share it with us beforehand, we’ll include it here on our site and across our social media channels.

If you haven’t registered for the conference, yet, be sure to do so here.

See you in New York!

Want to share your own 6 Word Memoir?

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