Margaret’s Persuasion Coach Blog
I'm sure many of you read this title and felt like saying, "Really, Margaret, you think there's good news about COVID now? Cases are spiking again, and at least 90% of them are the more contagious Delta variant. It was only yesterday that the CDC advised vaccinated...
Good news--I've been making great headway on my new book and am very close to having a complete draft to send out for critique and editing. The book deals with productive discussions of sensitive issues such as sexual harassment, implicit bias, COVID19 vaccines, or...
Last week, I delivered my presentation on “Communication Tips for Project Managers” for the San Diego chapter of PMI. It was the most fun I’ve ever had giving any such presentation. Read a few quick tips I gave them and how they relate to a delicious meal.
Guests are welcome to attend my virtual presentation on Communication Tips for the San Diego chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Thursday, June 3, 9:30 AM Central time. I will be speaking about how to counteract Zoom fatigue in virtual meetings, as well...
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.