6 Ways to Counteract the Backfire Effect

Cognitive biases are patterns our brains use when processing information. For better or worse, they help us construct meaning out of bits and pieces of information. While these heuristics – or ‘mental shortcuts’ – exist to save our brains precious energy and time, they also affect our daily social communication skills and interactions. In short, these mental shortcuts can have negative consequences by drastically distorting … Continue reading 6 Ways to Counteract the Backfire Effect

Every Conversation Has A Purpose – What’s Yours?

We all have multiple conversations every day, both online and off. Conversations with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, and complete strangers. Some are one-offs, but many are part of a series in an ongoing narrative – and these opportunities are where you can use your conversational skills to build constructive dialogue around food and farming. Each interaction has the power to advance or destroy the narrative, … Continue reading Every Conversation Has A Purpose – What’s Yours?

How to Resonate With the Modern Learner

The Modern Learner, as viewed in the infographic below, has a desire to learn, but they are desperately trying to keep up. “Today’s modern learner is overwhelmed, distracted, and impatient. They want learning content that is relevant, focused and succinct, timely, mobile, and engaging.” While the Bersin by Deloitte Modern Learner research is directed towards corporate employees, the agriculture industry can learn from the concept. … Continue reading How to Resonate With the Modern Learner