Tagged: communication

same words. different meanings.

Words mean things. And different people use the same words to mean different things. This makes for either mass confusion or fierce conversations. The context of our own self-talk (internal conversations) colors everything we hear and read. These are some...

how to choose the right new media web channel

Here’s what I tell people when I advise someone about which web tool they should use. Summary: Choose twitter if you like to text Choose blogging if you like to write Choose audio podcasting if you like to talk Choose...

recalibrating my talking points

Keen observers here at my personal blog may have noticed a change of pace with blog posts as of late. This disruption of rhythm involves 2 things. One, I’ve been rethinking how I can better communicate my own voice while...

online relationships are really real

Okay, it’s no more than 26.4% real. Here’s my math, to show my work: We have 5 senses: see, hear, touch, taste, smell. The online world allows us to see and hear one another. That’s 40%. (Aside: I don’t think...

finding better words that connect

Words mean things; they have a lexical definition. But that’s not all. There’s more! Words carry emotions based on one’s experience and context, both nature and nurture (personality bent and family upbringing, respectively.) And effective communication is all about finding...

one night in Chicago

Here in Chicago to drop in on the Evangelical Covenant denomination’s Midwinter Conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. Came in last night instead of the afternoon b/c my flight was delayed for 3 hours due to inclement weather at O’Hare,...