Prompts03: When I’m Alone I Feel

Thanks for joining me on this writing journey. The Prompts app for my iPhone has generated yet another engaging prompt. When I’m alone, I feel…. I hope you choose to play along. How will you finish the sentence? My immediate response is, “When I’m alone, I feel peaceful. The movie in my mind finds me […]

Prompts02: I Spend A Lot Of Time Thinking About…

As is true for many if not most bloggers and podcasters, I give a lot of thought and energy to coming up with new and hopefully interesting content. I keep hearing that content is king, and perhaps it is. My problem is that I struggle with coming up with viable candidates to wear the crown. […]

Prompts: An iPhone App For Hopeful Writers

Writing is easy. The challenge is figuring out what to write about. Actually, that is not quite true. For example, I know I’m not going to write about ancient history or current fashions. I know I am going to write about people, what they do, how they do it, why they do it or something […]

The Witch In The Box

In what I think was probably the most recent episode of Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast, Mr. Walker featured an artificial intelligence (AI) expert from Google. The Google guy was discussing what sounds like an AI game for geeks. In this scenario, the geeks are themselves artificial intelligence entities. Think of them as computer […]

Just A Little Ice Breaker

Whenever we are in a new situation or starting a new relationship, it’s usually time for a little ice breaker. This is never quite so true as at work with a new co-worker. This episode of Audio Tidbits Podcast shares the ice breaker Ava used with her new colleague. You may find it may work […]

Crisis Intervention: A Social Interaction Approach (10)

Part III Relationship Building Chapter 10 Relationships that Fail To this point, we have focused on the crisis intervention process and have developed an understanding of crisis communication. Relationship building moves our knowledge and skills in working with people one step farther. As we have seen, crises always involve conflict in the interaction between individuals […]

Pro Tip For Writers And Public Speakers

Whether your goal is to give a stirring speech, stand up and preach, passionately beseech, or quietly teach, you need an exit strategy. Whether your goal is to lavish with praise, turn a clever phrase, ask your boss for a raise, or merely sit and gaze, you need an exit strategy. Whether your goal is […]

Pro Tip For Managing The Vicious Circle

Do you find yourself caught up in the vicious circle? That’s when circumstances are causing you to falter and your faltering is causing circumstances that make you falter. As you see, it’s a vicious circle. If you find yourself in the vicious circle, this pro tip for managing the vicious circle may be just the […]

Pro Tip For Making Your Point

Do you sometimes have an important point you want to make with a co-worker, a friend, a teenager, someone you have never talked with before? We all have a point to make from time to time. For those moments, here is a pro tip for making your point. DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | […]

Crisis Intervention: A Social Interaction Approach (9)

Chapter 9 – Crisis Feeling As we thought about crisis color, we were focusing on the mood, tone, or affect of the individual in crisis. The color, then, is his overall or predominant emotional tone or state. As we talk about communication feeling, it will be important to keep this understanding of crisis color in […]