Communicating With Respect to Educate and Influence

“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.” Thomas S. Monson Whether we are attempting to educate, influence, or criticize, our underlying objective is usually to gain the trust of


by Mélanie L. Sisley The competition for quality is fierce out there. But perhaps the very answer to quality is dependent on our sloppy, creatively unguarded side. Just imagine what could happen if we let the unfinished, unpolished ideas come out without fear of judgment or ridicule. Study shows the quality effect In his course

5 DIY Tools to Jazz-up Your Visual Communication

Get your audience’s attention with banners, drawings, comic strips, animation…no previous artistic experience required “The medium is the message” Marshall McLuhan  Among the many projects that I have undertaken, be they presentations, videos, lectures, eLearning, newsletters, or posts for social media, I’m always on the lookout for way to enhance visual communication. I like tools

Communication = Empathy

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Benhard Shaw Communication, particularly in science and technology, is not just the presenting information, data and evidence; it is presenting it in a way that is understandable. Communication is a two way street: It’s not just talking, it’s listening; it’s


Revisiting “THE FINE ART OF BALONEY DETECTION” When I speak of reason or rationalism, all I mean is the conviction that we can learn through criticism of our mistakes and errors, especially through criticism by others, and eventually also through self-criticism. (Karl Popper, 1958/67) In a previous article for, I wrote about disinformation and