Virtual meetings, presentations and training are now the norm. Are you up to speed? Do your lighting, camera angle, background and sound present you at your best?
Knowing the foundations of communications can help you be a better presenter. Do you know the process and tools we use to communicate? Do you know how to ‘fix it’ when it ‘breaks’?
Virtual presenting puts new demands on your content. It needs to be more active, more engaging, more visually appealing. Need help updating yours?
Today, we are all public speakers. Anyone who wants a public voice can have one. That doesn’t mean that we all know how to do it, how to do it well, or have the confidence to take the stage. Do you?
We are infinitely creative. We humans are busy creating the world every moment … of every day … from the moment we are born until the moment we pass off of this plain. We start with a perception …
Few are aware that Charles Darin, who fathered the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’, also suggested that cooperation and creativity are the foundation for long-term survival and evolution. Interesting new research is adding evidence to that theory.
Words matter. They are the bricks with which we build identity, relationships, and through these, the world. This illuminating experiment has an interesting message for us all. Ikea wanted young people to think about the impact of bullying. They put two, identical house plants in enclosed containers in one of their stores and piped recordedContinue reading “What Are Your Words Creating?”
We regard separate skills – science, art – as distinctive, requiring different intellectual tools and capacities. We also divide ourselves and others according to our dominant skillsets (“I’m a math person”). But, people have capacity in many areas. Narrow our definition of ‘what we/they are good at’ and we miss the opportunities that human complexity provides.
Got a meeting? Need something to up the engagement? Sometimes it’s as easy as starting with an icebreaker. Have fun, build community, launch creative thinking …
‘I-statements’ are commonly believed to be helpful in confrontational situations. But, how can they be helpful, aren’t they selfish?