Showing posts from January, 2020

Finding your MOJO

"Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together." ―Obi-Wan Kenobi — When I was a child my parents tried to teach me a lesson, it is an old lesson.. "It is better to give then receive". But when your a youngster, it feels a lot better to receive, and it can be hard, if not impossible to truly understand what this means. Later in life things get more complicated when you realize that doing something for others, makes you feel good, but wait, am I doing 'it' for others or because I want to feel good? During my early years working as a consultant, I worked with a great bunch of people.  Folks that showed faith in me, and in my abilities.  Colleagues who showed gratitude when I gave a helping hand or made suggestions for improvement. When you find yourself in this kind of environment,  you feel like anything is possible, you will w

Communication and Body Language - The Way we Say It!

Welcome to 2020 Near the end of 2019, I had an excellent opportunity to present a talk that I have been wanting to work on for some time. " The Way We Say It " In that video I talk a bit about the importance of tone, and body language, perhaps more directly, when and how we respond to tone and body language. The stereotypical 'geek' is often perceived as socially inept, I am reminded of Sheldon of the Big Bank Theory or by one 'classic nerd' definition i found online A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept. Which leads to a rather interesting 'dilemma'.  Let us suppose that a person, such as myself wishes to increase his awareness of body language/tone of voice. Something which I have been successfully 'turning off' or ignoring, and what if by becoming aware of the 'message', there is now a tendency to 'over-exaggerate it'. Allow me to illus