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How Real is Zoom Fatigue?

March 20th, 2021

According to researchers at Stanford, Zoom fatigue is real. But does that mean it's inevitable? Linda Ferguson offers an NLP (neurolinguistic programming) perspective on using your senses to engage in video chats and meetings. Linda references this TED talk on doodling and Adam Grant's recent podcast episode with Malcolm Gladwell.

Warning: this episode contains tips that might make you love connecting, even on Zoom.

The Pandemic Story Gap

February 6th, 2021

Which side of the story gap are you living? Some people are banded together fighting big odds and terrible conditions. They are the front line, the essential workers who continue to go to work every day. On the other side of the story gap are the people who are home, often alone. On this side of the gap, there are fewer well-known stories. Where will you find the stories that help you move through this time?

Find a little energy

January 30th, 2021

Take 15 minutes to connect, focus and learn. This episode focuses on how surprise, purpose and connection can be used to create the difference that boosts our spirits and our energy.

Framing: What Cinderella teaches us about hoping things will be suddenly better

January 15th, 2021

A rambling 20 minute exploration of the story of Cinderella as a frame for what we need to do while we hope that things will get better. And a study in how framing changes the meaning and impact of information.

Doing the best you can when you are not at your best

November 14th, 2020

You might not feel like your best self today. You might not even be a 7/10.  Maybe you're a three. It's okay. You can work with that. You have to start where you are to make a difference.

How to say the right thing

November 5th, 2020

Spend less time crafting your message. Focus instead on the result you want and what it will take for someone else to hear you and take action.

Look at Halloween through NLP eyes

October 30th, 2020

What does NLP allow us to see happening at this scary time of year? Look at how Halloween reveals the best way to approach our deep fears and find the resources to deal with them.

Transform Your Fear with Gratitude (and a little help for your friends)

October 10th, 2020

Are you scared yet? Whether you call it nerves, frustration, anxiety or fear, you're feeling it. Take 10 minutes to transform that energy so that it can help you and help others.

Agree More to Collaborate and Innovate in UncertainTimes

September 25th, 2020

Less  than 10 minutes to think differently about how to agree instead of disagreeing so that you let difference into your thinking. These are the skills that connect us and let us keep moving in uncertain times.

Conversation with a Point

August 1st, 2020

Here's a quick anchoring exercises that uses NLP to set you up to have conversations when you have a result in mind. Before you can influence, you have to engage in a conversation and this will help you make the right choices so you get what you want more often.

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