Communication

Secrets of the Universe

…Much like a statement from Yoda in Star Wars, we must DO not TRY. The implications of trying suggest that we have given ourselves permission to fail. So, “Do” is the right word to describe your efforts…

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Just a Little Courage and a Question

Years ago, I developed training programs. One of the most valuable lessons I learned from one of the instructors was a simple strategy to find clarity. The strategy was so valuable that it could save someone from an angry explosion – which, in turn, could save a job….

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Avast and Ahoy, Mates!

When I sent an “evite” via one of the social media channels, a recipient told me that I had computer viruses. That surprised me because I have a Mac and I thought I was protected. Guess not! . . .

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Hack!

On a dark and windy night, a lone figure, whose face we don’t see in the darkness, slips in through the back door of a house. A couple is sleeping upstairs in their bedroom.

Suddenly, the figure is at the couple’s bedside and a shiny knife appears. The camera cuts away to show the knife as it is wielded repeatedly, with blood spurting in the air. The couple has been hacked to death with the intruder’s knife.

…Now that’s a definition of “hacking” that I remember.

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7 Ways to Make Writing Easier

… But is writing hard? If you think about it, writing is expressing yourself. One of the first things we do as small children is learn to talk. And, children are some of the most creative creatures on earth in their efforts to get their messages across. They get fed, clothed, and cared for because they’ve mastered the art of communication.

Before you settle for one elemental way of communicating—a good, long cry—consider these seven ways to set yourself up for writing success. …

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Can We Talk?

Getting lost in the language of computers makes me think about how we communicate.  ”Boot up,” “Save,” “Thumb drive,” “Mega”-anything, and more, are words that exist in different ways, but jargon specific to computers.

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