Are you reacting or responding?

How well people retain the messages and information you’re sharing with them all depends on how you present it. Stop for a moment and think about your favourite teacher: what was it about the way they engaged with your questions that made you focus intently on their reply and helped you retain that information? Most likely it came down to whether that teacher reacted or … Continue reading Are you reacting or responding?

Fear of the unknown

“Learn about your fear and your fear goes away”- The Brain, Arthur cartoon   In a matter of just a few years, the smorgasbord of online information that feeds our ravenous fingertips has left an after-party mess. The optimism we initially felt at free, open access to SO MUCH research, resources, and, yes, even rhetoric, now feels like a tangled mess. With so much available … Continue reading Fear of the unknown

What’s your people plan?

To engage with people (in the online or real world) on the topics of food and farming can sometimes require nerves of Superman-proof steel and pulling from deeeeep within your Dalai Lama-level reserves of patience and serenity. But if you have a plan for how to interact with different audiences in different situations, you’ll stand a better chance of having an aggravation-free and productive conversation … Continue reading What’s your people plan?