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How to Be an Effective Communicator in 5 Easy Steps

Lauren Goldstein | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Lauren Goldstein

People can sense the disingenuous person miles away. We have that "gut" feeling which, while we cannot explain it, can sway us one way or another. It does not matter what business you are in, the number one way to be an effective communicator and build lasting relationships is to be genuine.

The Conversation That Harms Women

Amy Chan | Posted 02.27.2015 | Women
Amy Chan

The actresses were the subject of much scrutiny and criticism, mostly around their physical appearance. The people doing the bashing? Women. All women

Eating Hummus With the 'Enemy': From Aversion to Affection

Tracy Hollister | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hollister

"We didn't all walk away jumping on board with the fight for marriage equality, but by the end of the evening, I think we all saw how this world can be a better place if we can open up our ears and really listen."

Sky Country Band

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Travel back in time with me to the Summer of 2014 for my Sky Country Band interview about their tour along the coast of California. Who is Sky Country Band? Sky Country Band is: Nico Georous, Adam Zerbe, Mikey Selbicky and Will Condon.

Oh No, Not Again

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I love having a man who enjoys conversing with me -- someone who actually listens and gives me feedback. But not now -- not with the price of gas so high.

Are You a Mindful Listener?

Ora Nadrich | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

To be a mindful listener you need to truly listen, and what that means is maybe talk a little less. You'll have plenty of opportunity to speak what's on your mind, but by being a better listener, it will actually make you a more thoughtful speaker.

What Role Should Men Play In Feminism? 5 Men Weigh In

Ravishly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Ravishly

The fight for equality among all genders, races and sexual orientations requires just that same rainbow of people who want change -- and this includes men.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Takes Powerful Step To Discuss Race With Employees

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.17.2014 | Black Voices

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is encouraging the company's 191,000 employees to talk about race in America and other issues raised by police killings o...

Silence Will Not Save Us

David Vognar | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
David Vognar

Even if we choose to have civil conversations with each other about tense topics, it is no guarantee we can solve them instantaneously. But surely what cannot be discussed cannot be solved.

Stop Ebola With Deep Dialogue, Not Bullhorns

Tiffany Persons | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

Strangers are driving through rural regions of Sierra Leone with bullhorns, shouting instructions about how to stay safe from the Ebola virus. Their intentions may be admirable, but their tactics are probably ineffective. Loud voices do not always get heard.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Teens, Parents and Alcohol: Tough Questions You Need to Answer

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Rolled eyes, sullen silence or even outright denial; these are often the reactions parents encounter when they try to talk with their adolescent children about alcohol.

This Video Is Proof That No Emoji Can Beat Talking Face To Face IRL

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News

It turns out an ability to read between the lines of text messages has lived within us all along. However, it has nothing to do with our phones the...

Too Much of a Good Thing

Christa Dowling | Posted 11.28.2014 | Technology
Christa Dowling

In our world of total technology... the most prevalent and continuous addiction is technology.

Stay Sought-After by Connecting Better in Conversation

Kare Anderson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Both online and in person, connective conversations are increasingly rare, so your capacity to connect deeply with diverse individuals will cause you to stand out and attract smarter support sooner in all parts of your life.

How I Honor My Heartbeat

Archi Pyati | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Archi Pyati

Many of us feel that in the face of dominant culture we must protect our image, maintain solidarity, and avoid publicly questioning our own people. But that has led to the silencing of too many voices, afraid to be shunned for talking openly about their communities and experiences.

The Test that 70% of Us Are Failing

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Researchers are scratching their heads trying to figure out why it's so rare to have women talking to each other about something other than men.

How to Help Americans Care About Climate Change Now

Lisa Bennett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Engaging more Americans in climate action requires that we talk about this issue with more humanity -- more openness, honesty and heart. We have to get as acquainted with the feelings as the facts of global warming.

How to Ace a Conversation With Your Boss (or Anyone You Want to Impress)

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Laurie Gerber

We have power in all of our relationships because every relationship has a dynamic and when one part of a dynamic changes, the whole dynamic has to change.

Discussions Are Not Dialogues

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Wrong start. We need to start talking -- and listening. Nothing creates a stronger foundation for peace than feeling listened to, acknowledged, and respected.

Shocking News About Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 09.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Any day that you've accumulated a new piece of wisdom is a successful day, the most certain support there can be for a truly successful life.

3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By cutting to the chase and finding out what's most important to a person, you can immediately be of service to someone in a way that is very meaningful to him.

Three Ways to Stop a Conversation Monopolizer

Debra Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

If you have had enough of listening to someone else's stories about their children, their renovation, their vacation and their stock market success, try to steer the conversation into a more general direction, like current events.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 5)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Though we alluded to it in last week's post, today we'll go into why Barbara and Keith, authors of Gender Intelligence, are so willing to share the core aspects of their business for the price of a book and how the technology industry's employment struggles provide us with an opportunity to revise the conversation.