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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Communication skills exercises, part V: Meaningful connection

posted by Joshua on July 31, 2011 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] UPDATE: See my February 2016 webinar video on the Meaningful Connection exercise. It[…] Keep reading →

Communication skills exercises, part IV: Storytelling

posted by Joshua on July 30, 2011 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Storytelling is a fundamental element of human communication. Tell someone what you did[…] Keep reading →

Communication skills exercises, part III: Conversation hopping

posted by Joshua on July 29, 2011 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] Do you ever start a conversation you want to talk to, then run[…] Keep reading →

Animated Freedombox logo!

posted by Joshua on July 28, 2011 in Art, Blog, Creativity, Freedom

http://joshuaspodek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/FreedomBox2-desktop.m4vPodcast: Play in new window | Download (2.3MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn the midst of my series on Communication Skills Exercises, yesterday I worked with the brilliant, talented, and accomplished Nina Paley — free culture advocate, creator of Sita Sings the Blues, cartoonist of the insightful, funny, and subversive Mimi and Eunice, and friendly[…] Keep reading →

Communication skills exercises, part II: Body language

posted by Joshua on July 28, 2011 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] I love starting seminars with this exercise. It’s simple and interactive. It gets[…] Keep reading →

Communication skills exercises, part I

posted by Joshua on July 27, 2011 in Blog, Education, Freedom, Tips

[This post is part of a series on Communication Skills Exercises for Business and Life. If you don’t see a Table of Contents to the left, click here to view the series, where you’ll get more value than reading just this post.] I wasn’t born with great communication skills. I don’t think I had great[…] Keep reading →

You don’t know your values until you test them, part II

posted by Joshua on July 26, 2011 in Awareness, Blog, Leadership

Yesterday’s post described how interacting with a former Austrian soldier, now friend’s grandfather led me to examine my values. Such interactions lead you to expand your understanding of others and of humanity as well. Let’s understand the situation. Comparing people to Nazis has become an internet joke (perhaps insightful) called Godwin’s Law. This situation isn’t[…] Keep reading →