Whenever I train people in community engagement I ask one simple question: “Outside of your job, when was the last time you participated in a community engagement activity as a community member?” Sadly, the answer is so often “never”. And on the rare occasions...
The ART of Conversation
Travelling into regional and remote communities in 2021 we heard many stories of heartbreak resulting from devastating natural disasters.Like one person’s plight to shift 1000s of dead cattle off a property devastated by flood waters.Not only did they lose their...
Blending in provides a sense of safety and comfort and often self-preservation, but if we really want to inspire change sometimes we need to take a risk and stand out.
Get ready to walk through that door of opportunity which has been enticing you for some time. There’s a reason you keep wanting to open it and you never know what you’ll find.
Meaningful conversations are created when words and ideas combine in a way that brings people together. Often we have different ideas or beliefs, but it’s how we handle the conversation that matters.
The world through someone else’s eyes can look very different from our own perspective.
In a world where technology introduces a new communications or engagement tool, app or software daily, it's important to remember ... you can always rely on good conversations, genuine connections and creative strategies.
When you’re trying to communicate or engage, you’re never starting with a blank page. Every page is etched with a history.
When the door to your problem is locked, don’t just stand out in the cold. Find another way in. If your decision maker doesn’t understand the value of engagement, explain it in a different way. If your board won’t invest in a creative campaign, then ask for a pilot. If you can’t get approval the first time from the first executive, then ask again or ask someone else.