Objections: When do I explain my objection? In the consent round or later?

In the consent round, just say that you have an objection and, if it’s not obvious from what has been said during the quick reactions, about one sentence on why you are objecting. For some groups, objections are anxiety-producing, and hearing one sentence will give more context and lower the anxiety in the group. Complete the consent round to hear from everyone. If you know enough about the objections to cluster them, start with one objection or set of objections. Address them in an order that makes sense to you.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song sections 3.2, 3.5, and Chapter 3