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“This event is probably not unique”: On communication and metaphor in Robert Ashley’s Improvement

The opening words of Robert Ashley’s Improvement are a bit of a head-scratcher: “To continue, I must explain an idea that I am inadequate to communicate in the music.” Continue what? It’s the first line of the opera. And communicate what? If he didn’t think himself capable of communicating via music, why write an opera, of all things? Over the course of the next 88 minutes, seven voices attempt to communicate this unexplainable idea alongside an orchestral accompaniment consisting of a MIDI-cont...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Articles, Communication, Spain, Analysis, United States, Language, New York Times, Theater, Bob, Opera, Johnson, Voice, Hamilton, Bell


Saying no is hard. These communication tips make it easy.

Give yourself permission to say "no" to things. Saying yes to everything is a fast way to burn out.Learn to say no in a way that keeps the door of opportunity open: No should never be a one-word answer. Say "No, but I could do this instead," or, "No, but let me connect you to someone who can help."If you really want to say yes but can't manage another commitment, try qualifiers like "yes, if," or "yes, after." The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Yo...
Tags: Work, Relationships, Women, Communication, Work-life balance, Innovation, Women In Business, Personal Growth


Believe in soulmates? You're more likely to 'ghost' romantic partners.

Ghosting, or cutting off all contact suddenly with a romantic partner, is not nice.Growth-oriented people (who think relationships are made, not born) do not appreciate it.Destiny-oriented people (who believe in soulmates) are more likely to be okay with ghosting. None Most folks who have been on the dating scene since the advent of smartphones are familiar with 'ghosting', the practice of suddenly cutting off all contact with a romantic partner: not responding to or sending texts, not picking u...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Communication, Personality, Innovation, Emotions, Freedman, Gili Freedman


It’s Not What Candidates Say, But What They Hear

This part of the communication equation doesn’t get enough credit for what it can reveal Are your job interviews structured toward what people have to say, or how they, well, listen? We tend to use face-to-face encounters to gain information verbally. We may ask candidates to repeat their work and education histories, to pursue some facet […]
Tags: Featured, News, Communication, Recruiting, Skills, Branding, Candidate, Blog Posts, Candidate Experience


Questions: the new superpower

Alexa, Siri, Google, and all programs that answer questions, have mechanisms that determine the answers. If you’re like me, you largely assume they are accurate, without us knowing the reference material or checking further. We actually do this in our daily lives – pose questions to friends, colleagues, and clients, about stuff we’re curious about, and receive responses we don’t check for accuracy or congruence. Have you ever wondered what a question actually is? Conventionally, questions are po...
Tags: Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, Sales, Communication, Porsche, DuPont, Kpmg, Machu Picchu, Sharon Drew Morgen, Sharon Drew, Alexa Siri Google, Asker, Facilitative Questions Sharon Drew


The fork in the road for social media and our society

The horror from Christchurch, New Zealand, that exploded across newspaper pages and television, computer and smartphone screens this weekend captured imaginations in ways that no one could possibly have imagined beforehand. The fact that one individual armed with a semi-automatic rifle could visit such an outrage upon people worshipping in a place of religion isn’t the worst of it, awful and distressing though this event is with at least 50 people shot dead and scores wounded, some in cr...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Technology, Social Networks, America, Social Media, Communication, Society, Blogging, Web, New Zealand, Reddit, Christchurch, Facebook Live, Online Media


Husband Walked Out on Me

please help me know what to do…This argument was so stupid and I may have just lost my husband forever because of it. We were watching a TV show, and in the show a male character was sleeping in a hotel bed with a woman that was not his wife and I mentioned something like “wow, I hate that every male character has to cheat.” Well, my husband replied with “that’s not cheating” and I kind of freaked out a bit and asked him how that’s not cheating (I have been cheated on in the past by a man that’s...
Tags: Cheating, Relationships, Communication, Divorce, Infidelity, Abandonment, Overreaction


What Businesses Need to Learn From the Facebook Crash

I thought it was just my internet. Or maybe Facebook was just mad I’d deleted their app and bragged about it. But as it turned out, Facebook’s uptime took a massive hit….all around the globe. This included Instagram and Whatsapp. Ironically, everyone went to Twitter to complain about it. Until then, I hadn’t realized how many businesses rely on Facebook. Not only for advertising, but for communication and different forms of team-building. From what I read, it seems like this is akin to all copie...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Microsoft, Marketing, Social Media, Communication, Crash, Email Marketing, Facebook Crash


How to Communicate in a Truly Remote Area

We can rely on our phones for communication almost anywhere these days. But if you’re hiking in a truly remote area, you could end up miles from anywhere with signal. Here’s how to prepare.Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Safety, Hiking, Communication, Lifehacks


6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health

You're reading 6 Ways Social Media Negatively Affects Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When was the last time you were with family or friends and didn’t check your Facebook or Instagram feed? When you’re at a nice restaurant, do you pay more attention on clicking a picture of the food than eating it? When you upload photos, do you feel stressed if you don’t get a s...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Featured, Relationships, Social Media, Communication, Mental Health, Addiction, Portsmouth, Annie, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Wellbeing, Social Media Tips, Social Media Detox, Annie Button


The Fundamentals of Tomorrow’s Leadership, the Basics with a Twist

Guest post from Fiona Murden: In 1998 I graduated from business school feeling I knew all there was to know about leadership. I began work as a management consultant and much of what I’d learnt was very quickly thrown out of the window. The basics of behaviour tell us far more than the latest fad. I became obsessed with observing like a detective, working out what, why and how. In fact, I was so fascinated that I soon returned to university to complete an MSc in Business Psychology...
Tags: Leadership, Arianna Huffington, Communication, Resilience, Asia Pacific, Vision, Mckinsey, Lao Tzu, British Psychological Society, Dan McCarthy, Agility, Fiona Murden, MD of Aroka Ltd, Aroka, UK USA Europe, Nomura Fiona


Leadership and Dialog

I often hear (about) leaders in organizations mumbling things like, “We need to get the dialog going on the subject of . . .” Sounds good, doesn’t it? But what do we mean when we say dialog? Is it just a hip way of saying we should talk to coworkers? A monolog only works to transmit powerful messages. The opposite of a dialog is a monolog. Monolog literally means one (mono) does the word (logos). In other words, during a monolog, there is an absence of interaction: the sender sends. They may t...
Tags: Leadership, Communication, Professional Development, Dialog, Consensus, Effective Communication, Monolog


3 Widely Held Misconceptions about Marriage

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” –  Shakespeare,  Hamlet Shakespeare knew what he was talking about. Concerning marriage, if what we think about it is mistaken, we can do serious harm to our relationship. Three widely believed myths about marriage will be described below: You should not have to “work” on a marriage. My spouse should know how I feel and what I want: I shouldn’t have to say it. I shouldn’t have to settle; I deserve better. Myth #1...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Marriage And Divorce, Cindy, Shakespeare Hamlet Shakespeare


Chores cause conflict. Try managing them like this instead.

When managing household tasks, its best to set clear expectations about whose job it is to take care of what. Often we do things we feel are important, and put less value on other tasks others may be doing — it's important to show appreciation to keep home maintenance a well-oiled machine. Often people feel it's not their responsibility to keep things maintained when others are acting similarly in a shared space. Outer Order, Inner Calm: D...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Children, Life, Relationships, Communication, Hack, Innovation, Cooperation, Personal Growth, Gretchen Rubin, Bigthink.com, 16x9


Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships

Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships $10 Kindle/%15 physical from Amazon I wasn’t intending to read Tongue Tied initially. I was previously unfamiliar with Stella Harriss (who I now know is an experienced sex educator and coach as well as an erotica writer) and, perhaps more importantly, felt pretty familiar with communicating about sex. I’ve frequently read about the topic. I’ve argued that we need to talk more about sex and do it in a healthy way that isn...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, College, Sex, Communication, Reddit, Stella, Kink, HARRIS, Harriss, Stella Harris, Stella Hariss, Tongue Tied, Stella Harriss


SDF Podcast 26: To regulate, or not to regulate, that is the question…

“We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.“ So the famous US Supreme Court Justice and ‘crusader for social justice’ and breaker-upper of Gilded Age monopolies, Louis D. Brandeis is said to have said, perhaps sometime in the early 1930s. Today, perhaps the best-known neo-Brandeisian anti-trust advocate is Tim Wu, Columbia law professor, ‘father of net neutrality’ and author of a series of books likening ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Technology, London, Social Networks, France, Germany, US, Communication, Public Relations, Eu


Why would an advertisement promising “Hazardous journey, small wages & bitter cold” attract 5000 applications?

First of all, keeping it real, we don’t really know if it did. Or if it even existed. The jury is still out. But Ernest Shackleton’s famous advertisement in London’s newspaper, The Times, has become urban legend. And does demonstrate an important marketing principle. “MEN WANTED for hazardous journey,small wages, bitter cold, long months of […]
Tags: Business, Commercials, London, Media, Entrepreneurship, Uncategorized, Inspiration, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Seo, Communication, Internet Marketing, Ad, Creativity, Advert


How to Be Better at Small Talk

I’m trying to stop saying “I know.” I say it too much to my friends or my wife when they’re just trying to be helpful. But unless someone’s actually being a dick or assuming I’m an idiot, I don’t need to protect my ego that hard. I win more points if I say “Thanks!” or “That’s true!” and keep the conversation going.…Read more...
Tags: Etiquette, Communication, Conversation, Lifehacks, Small Talk


Standard deviation

Photo by Pedro Figueras on Pexels In my last post I wrote about smartphones and other personal devices, and their tendency to distract us by diverting our attention.  This is a continuation.Distractions in the workplace are common. They interrupt the flow of work. An email pops up on your desktop screen asking for your 'urgent' attention, Facebook messenger pings on your smartphone telling you someone has responded to your earlier status update. A colleague phones you to invite you out ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Apps, London, Relationships, Communication, Research, Smartphones, eLearning, Interaction, Distraction, Lee, Duffy, Howard Rheingold, Digital Age, Steve Wheeler


Jordan Peterson's 10-step process for stronger writing

The best way to improve your thinking is to learn how to write, says Jordan Peterson.His 10-step process for writing an essay is time consuming, but the benefits are worth it. From the granular to the macro, every facet of writing a solid essay is covered in his template. None Becoming a better writer is a means for becoming a better thinker, says Canadian professor Jordan Peterson. Arranging your thoughts on a page in a coherent fashion organizes your thinking process so you can better underst...
Tags: Writing, Washington Post, Communication, Intelligence, Creativity, Innovation, Storytelling, Literature, Philip Roth, Malcolm Gladwell, Tim Ferriss, Derek, Goal-setting, Marie Kondo, Peterson, Gladwell


Master the art of networking, from entrance to exit

This crash course in communication will help you turn an opportunity into a real outcome.There are 4 progressive stages to networking: Ask curious questions, listen and probe (or share), connect and find similarities, and the close.The exit is one of the most important stages; a good close means managing the mood memory – leave the person with a positive mood connected to your conversation, even if they don't remember exactly what you said. The Connector's ...
Tags: Work, Relationships, Success, Communication, Hack, Innovation, Curiosity, Personal Growth


Weapons of mass distraction

Photo by Steve Wheeler Humans were once untethered, free to wander the world and explore at will. Then came telecommunications, telephones, computers and the internet to transform the ways we could communicate across great distances. But such innovation also tethered people to specific geographical locations.The invention of the mobile phone liberated us to move freely again, but in doing so, we became tethered in a different, more subtle sense. Now, wherever we gaze in modern, industri...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Technology, London, Learning, Communication, Smartphone, eLearning, Distraction, Mark Curtis, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England


March 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team-building, and more. Communication Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting shared Is Your Workplace Full of Facts or Opinions?. She asks: “How often do you get fact and opinion confused? Could your team use a refresher in identifying a list of statements as fact or opinion during a workpla...
Tags: Productivity, Twitter, Leadership, Communication, Development, David, Engagement, Steve, Bell, Michael, Chris, Joel, Anne, Wright, PAUL, Dan


Self-Preservation: How to Work with a Narcissist

You're reading Self-Preservation: How to Work with a Narcissist, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Working with a narcissist is very difficult and given that we are living through a narcissistic epidemic, you probably work alongside one. If you let the behaviour of a full-blown narcissist get to you, it can wear you down, ruin your working life and impact on your mental well-being...
Tags: Psychology, Career, Featured, Happiness, Communication, Workplace Culture, Career Development, Portsmouth, Annie, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Workplace Happiness, Productivity Tips, NPD, Narcissist, Self Preservation


Are You a Natural Born Communicator or Is It Something You Grow Into?

In speaking with an intelligent, creative, articulate young woman, a concept was raised that referenced her primary area of challenge. It comes in the form of discomfort with initiating conversation with new and unknown people or sustaining communication once she has engaged in it. “I didn’t get the rulebook everyone else did,” she said. “I don’t know how to act and don’t know what to say, as a result.” She wondered if some people are hardwired to be communicators. I assured her that there i...
Tags: Psychology, Communication, Personal, Introversion, Body Language, Sears, Anxiety And Panic


Sunday Fireside: Beware of Emotional Contamination

If life came with warning labels, one should read: “Beware of emotional contamination.” Emotional contamination occurs when the feelings/mood that were created from one event “pollute” another. You think you don’t like the tone in which your wife asks you a question . . . when really you’re peeved from a bad day at work. You feel like you’re irritated by your kid’s too-loud hijinks . . . when really you’re still stewing from being snubbed on social media. You decide a certain job opportunity d...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Friendship, Communication, Dating, Relationships & Family, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides


February 2019 Media Recommendations

The brevity of February always throws me off. All my bills are due at the end of the month, and February is the one month that I’ll be late on a bill (or forget to pay one in its entirety, oops). So it’s not surprising that the month is almost over, and I’ve yet to post this (recent concerns over my cat’s health don’t help). But it’s February 2019, damn it, so this still counts. To be honest, the short month is only one reason why I didn’t consume a lot of media about sex. However, I had a few i...
Tags: College, Communication, Breakups, Sex Workers, Kink, Phil Collins, Midori, Stella Harris, Lisa Diamond, Media Recommendations, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Ray Moynihan, Barbara Mintzes


Social Contagion: You Are Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

“If your friends jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do it too?”  That was my mother’s favorite reply when teenage me would say things like “All the other kids are wearing…” or “Nobody else has a curfew” or “My best friend’s mother lets her…”.  My mother was unimpressed. She was right. I probably would have jumped off that bridge — at least some of the time. Chances are, I would look at what my friends were doing and follow along. We may like to see ourselves as individuals, free to...
Tags: Psychology, Friends, Communication, Personality, Resilience, Optimism, Peer Pressure, Brooklyn Bridge, Ethics & Morality, Free Will, Social Contagion


Jordan Peterson on the art of forgiveness

Jordan Peterson says that recognizing your mistakes is essential, but you shouldn't "beat yourself to death" because of them.Atoning and repenting for mistakes clear the path for personal growth. If you avoid the responsibility of your errors, however, you're likely to make them again and again. None Apologizing shouldn't be hard. Recognizing and then owning your mistakes leads to a healthy relationship with truth. It also makes you a better person in the eyes of those close to you and those yo...
Tags: Relationships, Failure, Trust, Communication, Innovation, Emotions, Anderson, Personal Growth, Derek, Peterson, Elliot Anderson, Carol Tavris, Jordan Peterson, Facebook Jordan Peterson


What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders? That’s the focus of the ... Click to continue reading
Tags: Productivity, Leadership, Relationships, Communication, Performance, Growth, Recent Posts, Behaviour, Leadership Biz Cafe