Margaret’s Persuasion Coach Blog
1. Video speaking gig for PMI: Five Top Communication Tips for Project Managers…. 2. A lost hiker used problem-solving skills you can use when dealing with others…. 3. Meet Bert the palm tree.
A poll of 1000 British retirees yielded forty top tips for younger people. I thought it would be fun for me to comment on a few that relate to my field of consensus building and communication skills. I’ll modify some tips I don’t agree with them 100%.
1. I’ve written before about Zoom fatigue, but only recently, came upon some reasons for the phenomenon. These inspired me to brainstorm ideas for relief… 2. How does it benefit a person who disagrees with me to take the position they do?… Who gains by discouraging Americans from getting COVID-19 vaccinations? What do they gain?
In one study, porpoises were tested for the “Big 5” temperament (or personality) traits. They rated low on agreeableness, as do many people, whose thinking styles determine when they are most agreeable. Read how this applies to current issues.
You all know what extraordinary cold we’ve had. Some know that, here on the Gulf coast, with a semi-tropical climate, our suppliers of electricity, water, internet and TV have been overwhelmed. But there’s also warm news.
In Part IIIA of this series, you learned about healthy news quantity. Now let’s make the substance or quality of your news healthier. Do you think the reporters on PBS, BBC and BBCA are dull or boring? Well guess what? That’s what professional, ethical news reporting looks like.
A few days ago, I heard about a new book–Hate Inc.: Why today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another by Matt Taibbi. The title took the words right out of my mouth. But how, then, to stay informed?
Those who attempt to “discuss” politics on social media not only harm themselves, they also harm their own causes. Yet, for many people, some social media use is necessary. Here are ways to stay healthy out there.
Ashli Babbitt was not a victim of a police officer trying to do his job in unprecedented, shocking pandemonium. Nor was she a victim of Congress nor of the media. Rather, she was a victim of the methods of communication in which she became enmeshed–social media and fringe online sources.
My goodness. What to say about 2020? Perhaps it’s better to offer a few miscellaneous ideas for 2021: Rethink Resolutions; Stay the Course on COVID19; Say, “Good Morning.”