|24 January 2015||Posted by Donn King under Communication|
Regular readers know my daughter is in the hospital. We are working on day 16 at this point, and know that we won’t be able to go home until day 19. Some of our delay in going home comes from an interesting communication issue.
|21 January 2015||Education, Speaking|
Today I got a reminder that teachers don’t necessarily remember that effective teaching equates pretty closely with effective speaking. A colleague at the lunch table commented on the ineffectiveness of teachers who will stand at the front of the room and read off a PowerPoint slide.
|20 January 2015||Communication, Employment|
I don’t remember how long ago it was, but I remember a friend telling me about the local newspaper having two openings at the time. They had 104 positions in the newsroom at the time. For those two openings, they received 120 resumés. If you don’t already know it, resumés are not really for getting […]
|19 January 2015||Communication, Social media|
I’m a trained journalist. But I almost got sucked into one of those outrages that get passed around Facebook even when they are wrong. I think it’s very similar to what James Altucher calls “outrage porn,” where people get a high from being outraged, and feed it back and forth among themselves. We (I) like […]
|1 January 2015||Posted by Donn King under Speaking, Thoughts, Writing|
Our son just got a practical lesson in economics as well as in education. He replaced the inflow part of his toilet. It’s not rocket science, but it takes abilities that fall within the scope of all three types of knowing. Some years ago I had the privilege of hearing Dr. John Shotter talk about […]
|29 December 2014||Posted by Donn King under Communication, Thoughts||
Do you ever have conversations with someone else in your head? Someone real, or maybe even someone fictitious? Surely I’m not the only one who does this. In the middle of the night, not quite awake but not quite asleep, I’ll “write.” I’ll imagine writing out entire stories, blog posts, book chapters. I’ll envision standing […]
|26 December 2014||Posted by Donn King under Miscellany, Thoughts||
I’m sure at some point you have looked at a cloud in the sky and said, “That one looks like Mickey Mouse.” You have seen a picture of a famous person on a piece of toast. You have thought the car in front of you looked as if it had a face, and it was […]
|19 December 2014||Posted by Donn King under Miscellany, Speaking|
Most people know the Serenity Prayer, at least in its abbreviated form. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” It seems custom-made for printing on 1970s plaster gift plaques and graphics suitable today for Facebook. (This is […]