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

5 Ways to Grow Great Conversations

“In a dialogue nobody is trying to win. Everybody wins if anybody wins.” – author Maria Popova   To have true dialogue, that is “an exchange of ideas or opinions on a particular issue with a view to reaching an amicable agreement or settlement,”[1] we need, as Maria Popova defines it, cooperative dialogue: “a commitment to mutual contemplation of viewpoints and considered response”.[2] For great … Continue reading 5 Ways to Grow Great Conversations

How To Be A Power Persuader

To be a power persuader means learning to be an impactful influencer. You need to learn how to use tactics and tools that move your persuasive efforts from simply educating your audience (static, because it’s a one-way communication model) to influencing them (dynamic since it engages them in the process and sparks them to action). Annet Grant, founder of Executive Speaking Inc., says, “By shifting … Continue reading How To Be A Power Persuader