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Louisville Students Reinterpret Jon Baptiste's Music
Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciate Inquiry – The Art of Acknowledging and Echoing What You Heard

In a nutshell, Appreciative inquiry is the process of hearing and acknowledging another person and the facts and emotions they expressed. However theory is great but here’s a musical prompt to help us appreciate the this theory. Listen as The Louisville Leopard Percussionists model this practice into action as they play Jon Baptiste’s “I need You” at their recent concert.

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My view gave me a place to have a view and gain perspective.
business storytelling

Story Share Your Way to a Fresh Perspective and Maybe a New View.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get a fresh perspective. I know this far too well because I’m short. I’ve experienced a lifetime of shortness, and as a result, I’ve spent considerable amounts of time trying to see what others could view so easily. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy teaching the art of story sharing because it allows the participants to gain a fresh perspective about themselves and others.

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How can we learn how to dialogue with others?
business storytelling

How do you create dialogue in a polarized environment?

How do you create dialogue in a polarized environment? Seems like it’s impossible to have a conversation that at some point will not devolve into a series of opinions that culminate in someone (or more people) leaving in a huff. What are your strategies for listening in such a world?
Consider Socratic Dialogue and follow Sira Abenoza’s work with the Institute for Socratic Dialogue and as a professor at Esade law and business schools in Spain.

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STORYTALKS - A Podcast by Narativ
business storytelling

The Art of Dialogue with Sira Abenoza

Our latest STORYTALKS by Narativ is up with Sira Abenoza the founder of the Socratic Dialogue Institute. She talks with Jerome Deroy and Julienne B.

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Sometimes we need to reach out for help when we are having communication challenges reserver
business storytelling

Having a Communication Challenge?  Sometimes we just need to  contact a trained professional.

When we encounter communication challenges, sometimes we just have to woman or man up and ask a trained professional for help.
Websites, apps, and technology enable us to function as self-sufficient beings.  Being an independent professional forces you to be your own IT support.  This role requires us to read many vender-generated pdfs, endure bot-driven chats, and scroll through countless Q & A’s, all in Quixote-like searches for a solution.  One that you often do not find. 

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folded slice of Queens Pizza
being authentic

Happy Thanksgiving – “Keep it Authentic but keep it together at the table!”

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s my “Learned-It-In Queens Communications” style holiday wish for everyone (including me!)

I hope that you have the opportunity to gather with friends and family this weekend and share special moment around the dinner table.
1. Breaking bread together provides us with an opportunity tobreak down barriers and nourishes. Consider it the yeast of communication.

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