How to Read Minds Through Body Language

As I got lost down the rabbit hole of “I’m only going to watch this one Ted Talk” a few months ago (which, naturally, turns into an hour and several videos later), I stumbled upon an excellent presentation by Lynne Franklin, Principal of Lynne Franklin Wordsmith: ‘Reading Minds Through Body Language’. As usual when I’m reading or watching something, I’m always considering how key elements … Continue reading How to Read Minds Through Body Language

A simple skill you can use to make your agvocate messages resonate

Do you get frustrated when consumers don’t ‘get’ what you do? Does it make you feel annoyed, astounded, incredulous, speechless? There are multiple reasons why they don’t ‘get’ it: no direct contact with the everyday business of agriculture and the you-don’t-know-what-you-don’t-know phenomenon chief among them. No one likes feeling frustrated. Things just spin in one spot: no forward movement, no answers, no solutions. Information isn’t … Continue reading A simple skill you can use to make your agvocate messages resonate

The Power of Curiosity

Curiosity is one of those enduring human traits stemming from our prehistoric survival skills. Evolutionarily speaking, being inquisitive helped us understand our environment: Was that berry good for us? If so, were other berries of the same colour safe to eat as well? Biologically, curiosity gives us a boost: whenever we learn something new, brain circuits follow the reward path which emits dopamine, the feel-good … Continue reading The Power of Curiosity