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Often we struggle talking to one another because our thoughts and ideas are positioned as separate from, if not against, the thoughts and ideas of others. Dialogue is a practice developed by David Bohm and others that focuses on the “shared exploration towards greater understanding, connection, or possibility.” Suggested guidelines for dialogue are: We talk about what’s really important to us. Sometimes we jump around in discussions, allow ourselves to meander to tangents that keep us from what the group really needs to discuss and figure out. It is important… Read more MORE ABOUT DIALOGUE

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Write to Inspire Action – 10 Principles

Writing well involves so much more than putting words to paper. People write to communicate ideas and emotions to challenge and motivate people to action, to reinforce common beliefs or deconstruct perceptions. The intentions one brings to writing can be as varied as the number of words in a dictionary. Business writing is no less a challenge than writing a piece of fiction or an article for a newspaper. In all cases, the writer aspires to write clearly, enhance understanding, inspire action, and lead the reader to a desired conclusion… Read more Write to Inspire Action – 10 Principles

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Degrees of social interaction

I  came across an interesting blog posting on social interaction and the concept of a business becoming a social business. Max Lieberman writes: Here are examples of the 6 Degrees of Social Interaction from the Business’s Perspective. Since this is a continuum, as you progress from 1-6, the characteristics suggest that the Business is becoming a Social Business. Here is my press release, look at me – broadcast Register and Download my whitepaper – broadcast with bait We are listening, but I am really waiting to talk – pretending We… Read more Degrees of social interaction

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This isn’t change. It is transformation

This is how things work. Someone sends me a link to a blog (thanks Carol). I go to that blog and see some links in the body of a posting that interest me (thanks Lucy). One link takes me to wiki site (i.e. a collaborative site) about trends. There read a posting by Laurie who mentions this YouTube video (below) offered up by Bronson and all of that happened in less time than it took me to write this posting. That’s the interconnectivity and networking that the Internet and its… Read more This isn’t change. It is transformation

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The So-What about Social Networking

You’ve probably heard of social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and perhaps LinkedIn, but have you thought about how social networking (and its many manifestations) can add value to your organization’s mission, its impact in community, and/or building relationships with donors and volunteers? So, what is “social networking?” In the simplest of terms, social networking is an online community of people who share a common interest, cause, or purpose. Some social network sites exist primarily to allow users to socialize. But others are more focused on politics, or a hobby,… Read more The So-What about Social Networking

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