Margaret’s Persuasion Coach Blog

Compensating for Social Distance

Compensating for Social Distance

“Face Value” by Sara Eckels [1] confirms my teaching that no other form of communication can compete with face-to-face conversation.  Video conferencing, as real as it seems, lacks many subtle aspects of in-person talk…We can help ourselves right now.

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New Service, New Setting

New Service, New Setting

I'm getting more and more excited about my new Distance Learning for Individuals. As I embellish my training materials, I am also preparing a new look and feel for how my backdrop and I will appear during video training sessions--a new setting for my new kind of...

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A Corona Coping Booster Shot

A Corona Coping Booster Shot

With my last post, I said the next would be about “There’s Science and Then There’s…” However, I was moved by a phone call from a client who said she felt we should be able to look to our leaders for hope, something like what Churchill did for the British during WWII. But she isn’t getting what she’s looking for.

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Coping with Corona–Hope and Tips

Coping with Corona–Hope and Tips

At this exceptional time, I deviate from my general policy of keeping this blog mostly devoted to persuasion, consensus building and related communication skills. I want to help others cope with COVID-19 and all it’s offshoot issues. I hope you find these hopes and tips helpful.

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Turning Straw into Gold–or  Bad Ideas into Good

Turning Straw into Gold–or Bad Ideas into Good

Don’t censor the bad ideas. They can inspire good ones. If we temporarily ignore the problems with a bad idea and look for what’s good about it, we can often modify the idea so it retains the good part without the problem. But if you leave the bad idea out of your notes, you might lose sight of it forever.

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People Say….

While reading “Bridges to Consensus”, I volunteered to organize a project with my quilt bee, 15 professional, talented, and strongly-opinionated w… Read more
Gracie KilloughAustin Area Quilt Guild

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